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Dean Fitzgerald announces appointments to SHASS leadership roles

Deborah Fitzgerald, Kenan Sahin Dean of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, has announced the appointment of eight faculty members to leadership roles for the School. "I hope that you will join me in thanking the outgoing leadership for their fantastic work, and in welcoming the incoming leadership to their new roles," Fitzgerald said. "The School is extremely fortunate to have such dedicated and effective faculty."

The following six appointments become effective on July 1, 2013:

Alex Byrne, associate head of Philosophy

Peter Child, head of Music and Theater Arts

Mary Fuller, head of Literature

Melissa Nobles, head of Political Science

David Pesetsky, head of Linguistics and Philosophy

Emma Teng, director of the Program in Women's and Gender Studies

Two additional appointments are already in effect:

Ian Condry became head of Foreign Languages and Literatures effective January 1, 2013.

James Paradis, who has served as interim head of Comparative Media Studies since 2010, now serves as head of Comparative Media Studies/Writing.

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