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December 16, 2011

Robert Stacey named interim dean of College of Arts and Sciences

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Robert C. Stacey

Robert C. Stacey

The University of Washington named Robert C. Stacey as interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Stacey will replace Ana Mari Cauce, who has accepted the position of Provost at the University of Washington. Stacey’s appointment is effective January 1, 2012.

“I am honored to have been selected as the interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences,” stated Stacey. “I look forward to working with the faculty, staff and students of the college and with the outstanding administrative team we have here in the Deans Office to ensure that, as a College, we continue to provide our students with exceptional educational and research opportunities.”

Prior to this new appointment, Stacey has had numerous leadership roles in the College. He has served as the divisional dean of the Arts and Humanities divisions since 2007 and before that served as divisional dean of social sciences from 2003-05. He has held a wide variety of University and departmental leadership positions involving shared governance, budget, accreditation and intercollegiate athletics, including chairing the department of History and the Jewish Studies Program. He has been a member of the Faculty Senate and the Faculty Senate Executive Committee and he currently serves as chair of the Advisory Committee on Intercollegiate Athletics.

“Dr. Stacey is an ideal choice to serve as interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, “stated Doug Wadden, interim Provost at the UW. “He has a strong scholarly record and is an inspirational leader and teacher with an excellent record as an executive.   He is extremely familiar with this very complex and diverse institution and we are fortunate to have someone with his in-depth knowledge of our entire institution.”

Staceys scholarly work focuses on the history of Jews in medieval England and his teaching interests include classes in European history, English history and Jewish history. Stacey is a recipient of a Guggenheim and ACLS fellowship and has received Distinguished Teaching Awards from both the University of Washington (1977) and Yale University (1988). HisP h.D. is from Yale (1983); and he holds a B.A. from Williams College and a B.A. and M.A. from Oxford University.