Two Collegiate Masters reappointed, one new Master begins termTwo Collegiate Masters have accepted reappointment and one Master will begin a new appointment as of July 1, according to John Boyer, Dean of the College.
Philippe Desan, Professor in Romance Languages & Literatures, has accepted reappointment as Master of the Humanities Collegiate Division, and Dennis Hutchinson, Associate Professor in the College and Senior Lecturer in the Law School, has accepted reappointment as Master of the New Collegiate Division. Both appointments are for three-year terms. Jose Quintans, Professor in Pathology, whose appointment was announced a year ago, will begin to serve his three-year appointment as Master of the Biological Sciences Collegiate Division. Quintans succeeds Robert Perlman, Professor in Pediatrics, after working with him for the past year.
"These three faculty members demonstrate particular dedication to the College by accepting new terms as Collegiate Masters," Boyer said. "Jose has worked closely with Bob over the past year, so he assumes the role of Collegiate Master with experience in the position. I am extremely pleased to have Jose, Dennis and Philippe leading these Collegiate divisions."
Desan has been a University faculty member since 1984 and has been Master of the Humanities Collegiate Division since 1992. While serving as Master, he has also been Associate Dean of the Humanities Division and Associate Dean of the College. Desan recently was instrumental in establishing the University's new Master of Arts Program in the Humanities in Japan, and he was named its first Director.
Hutchinson, who joined the Chicago faculty in 1981, has been Master of the New Collegiate Division since 1992. He has served simultaneously as Associate Dean of the College. Hutchinson has twice received teaching awards from the University, the Quantrell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in 1984 and the Amoco Foundation Award for Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Teaching in 1992.
Quintans, who joined the University faculty in 1977, has served as Director of the Medical Scientist Training Program and Chairman of the Pathology Graduate Review Program since 1981. He received the Quantrell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in 1986.