The College of Humanities has a new associate dean as well as two new chairs of the Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages and the Department of Comparative Arts and Letters.
PROVO, Utah (May 30, 2015)—With the appointment of Scott Miller earlier this month as the new dean of the College of Humanities, there have also been appointments of a new associate dean of the college as well as two new chairs for the Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages and the Department of Comparative Arts and Letters.
George Handley Appointed New Associate Dean
George Handley, former chair of the Department of Comparative Arts and Letters, has been appointed as an associate dean of the College of Humanities. Handley is a professor of comparative studies and interdisciplinary humanities and has served on the college’s and university’s Rank and Status Councils, as a member of the University Faculty Advisory Council, and as a coordinator of the Latin American Studies Program.
“George brings to the position an energy and conviction that will serve the college well,” said Miller. “[He] possesses a vision that blends his passion for the humanities with his love of the gospel.”
Handley follows the tenure of Greg Clark, who served as associate dean for nine years. “Greg has been an indefatigable leader in the college, applying both love and persistence in good measure,” said Miller. “He has left a lasting impact on the college, and we will miss his wisdom and insight.”
Dana Bourgerie Appointed Chair of ANEL
Dana Bourgerie, professor of Chinese, has been appointed chair of the Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages, replacing Miller. Bourgerie was the founding director of the Chinese Flagship Center at BYU and served for over 10 years in that position. He also has been a member of the College Rank and Status Council.
“Dana has a great deal of leadership experience that will serve the department well,” said Miller. “I have confidence in his vision and energy.”
Carl Sederholm Appointed Chair of CAL
Carl Sederholm, associate professor of comparative studies and interdisciplinary humanities, has been appointed chair of the Department of Comparative Arts and Letters, filling the position left open with Handley’s appointment. Sederholm has served as a graduate coordinator for the department.
“Carl is a thoughtful leader who is highly admired by his colleagues. He will make an excellent chair,” Miller said.