Search begun for Harris School Dean
A search is underway for a new Dean of the Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies. A faculty search committee has been appointed and has begun identifying possible candidates.
The new dean will succeed Don Coursey, Ameritech Professor of Public Policy Studies in the Harris School, who stepped down to devote more time to teaching and research, as well as family responsibilities.
"Don has worked tirelessly and successfully to recruit outstanding faculty, expand and enhance programs and obtain new resources for the school," said President Sonnenschein, "I am deeply appreciative of Don's service as dean and admire his courage in returning to the work he loves most."
"Norman Bradburn has graciously agreed to serve as acting dean," he added. "We hope to appoint a new dean very soon."
Bradburn (A.B.'52), the Tiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor in Psychology and Professor in the Harris School, is an expert in the field of survey research, with a special focus on education. A University faculty member since 1960, he also holds appointments in the Graduate School of Business and the College, and is Senior Vice President for Research at the National Opinion Research Center. He served as Provost from 1984 to 1989.