Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Mike Driscoll is pleased to announce that, in consultation with the search committee and UAA’s leadership team, he has offered the CAS dean position to John Stalvey, Ph.D. Stalvey will begin his work at UAA on July 8.
Stalvey comes to UAA from Kent State University where he’s served as an associate dean for the College of Arts and Sciences since 2003. In this position he was primarily responsible for graduate affairs, faculty affairs and budget.
In addition to his college-level leadership, Stalvey has served as department administrator for computer science, as assistant chair for the Department of Biological Sciences and as coordinator of graduate studies for the department. A faculty member in the Department of Biological Sciences, Stalvey has conducted research in the fields of endocrinology and genetics since 1987 and has published broadly on his work. He’s secured external, competitive funding for his own research and for STEM education over the years, resulting in more than $4 million in funding.
Additionally, as department administrator, Stalvey helped to raise $22,000 in private gifts for student support and facilitated a departmental workload shift that resulted in a 50 percent increase in faculty funding proposals in FY12.
A graduate of Williams College, Stalvey also earned a M.S. in physiology and a Ph.D. in physiology and biophysics from the University of Southern California.
For the past year, Kim Peterson has served as the interim dean for CAS while the university conducted a national search to fill the permanent position. Peterson is planning to rejoin the faculty of the Department of Biological Sciences beginning AY2012-13.