Bauer named dean of academic affairs
Published: Friday, April 27, 2012
Updated: Thursday, April 26, 2012 11:04
Dean of Arts and Sciences Joanne Berger-Sweeney earlier this week announced the appointment of Associate Professor of Philosophy Nancy Bauer as dean of academic affairs in the School of Arts and Sciences beginning July 1.
Bauer will replace current Dean of Academic Affairs for Arts and Sciences Andrew McClellan, who is returning to the faculty of art history and will work alongside Dean of Academic Affairs for Arts and Sciences James Glaser.
“I am particularly happy to welcome Nancy and to add her voice to the leadership team as we face the challenges ahead,” Berger-Sweeney said in her announcement. “She will have the opportunity to help her faculty colleagues be full partners in the school’s progress and to ensure their voices are heard. ... Most important, Nancy is particularly sensitive, on the one hand, to recognizing the need to address contemporary issues while, on the other hand, ensuring we hold fast to our historic academic mission.”
Bauer served as chair of the Department of Philosophy from 2008 until last year.
She first joined the Department of Philosophy in 1998 as a visiting assistant professor and was placed on the tenure track the following year. She also served as director of graduate studies from 2001 to 2008.
Bauer’s academic focus is on feminism, gender in philosophy and philosophy and film.
She currently serves as a member of the International Relations Executive Committee, the Communications and Media Studies University Advisory Board and the women’s studies board and as a supplemental faculty member in the Department of Drama and Dance.
Bauer has received many awards, including the Tufts University Professor of the Year distinction in 2002, the Undergraduate Initiative in Teaching Award in 2002 and the Joseph A. and Lillian Leibner Award for Distinguished Advising and Teaching in 2005.