McCord said Professor David Ballantine has accepted an appointment as associate dean for undergraduate affairs. Ballantine stepped into the position on an interim basis last summer, filling the role formerly held by Sue Doederlein.
Prior to his service as interim associate dean, Ballantine served as the director of undergraduate studies in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He received the Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award and has served a number of terms on the College Curriculum Committee.
Additionally, Professor Leslie Matuszewich has accepted appointment as associate dean for research and graduate studies. Matuszewich previously served as director of undergraduate studies in the Department of Psychology. She steps into the role replacing Physics Professor Zhili Xiao, who served for the past year as interim associate dean.
“I’m very excited to have these two talented individuals as part of the Liberal Arts and Sciences college office,” McCord said.