The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has selected Ann Schofield, professor of women, gender and sexuality studies, as acting associate dean for the humanities. She brings a depth of experience as a scholar and administrator.
Schofield will begin her appointment as associate dean for the humanities on Aug. 12. She will serve in the role during the 2013-‘14 academic year, while the College conducts a search for a permanent associate dean for humanities. Schofield will assume the responsibilities currently overseen by Associate Dean Ann Cudd. Cudd was recently named vice provost and dean of undergraduate studies at KU.
Schofield is well-versed in the humanities at KU. Since beginning her career at KU in 1979, she has held appointments in the Departments of History, American Studies, and most recently, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. She has served in administrative roles in both American Studies and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. In addition, she has previously served as acting associate dean in the College.
“Ann will be a great addition to our office,” said Danny Anderson, dean of the College. “She has worked diligently as an advisor to graduate students and as an advocate in the development of interdisciplinary fields at KU. She has been a tremendous champion for enhancing the educational experience in the humanities.”