Four candidates for dean of the College of Liberal Arts will be visiting Colorado State University in March.
The candidates are Lewis F. Carter, professor of sociology and associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Washington State University-Pullman; Robert Hoffert, professor of political science and associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Colorado State University; Robert Newman, professor and chairman of the English department and faculty affiliate in the Women’s Studies program at the University of South Carolina; and Suzanne Trager Ortega, professor and associate dean of Graduate Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Prior to her service at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Ortega, who will visit March 18-19, was special assistant to the senior vice chancellor for Academic Affairs. She received a bachelor’s in sociology at Austin Peay State University and master’s and doctoral degrees in sociology from Vanderbilt University. She was recognized a Fellow of the American Council of Education in 1997-98.
Newman will visit campus March 22-23. He received a bachelor’s in English at Pennsylvania State University, a master’s in literature and aesthetics from Goddard College and a doctoral in English from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Prior to his service at the University of South Carolina, he was professor in the English department from 1985-95 and associate chairman of the department from 1993-95 at Texas A&M University. He also was visiting professor at Zagreb University in 1989.
Carter, who will visit March 25-26, received master’s and doctoral degrees in sociology from the University of Texas-Austin. He was visiting professor at Nicola Valley Institute of Technology in British Columbia in 1995 and director of Graduate Studies at Washington State from 1984-86. He also served as associate professor at the University of California-Riverside from 1970-73 and assistant professor at the University of North Carolina from 1966-70.
Hoffert, who will be interviewed March 31-April 1, received a master’s of divinity from Yale University, a master’s in political science from Pennsylvania State University and a doctoral in political science from Cornell University. He has been teaching at Colorado State since 1976. Prior to that, he taught political science at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, and philosophy at Alabama A&M University.