Kathleen Canning, our long-time colleauge in the German and History departments, will become dean of humanities at Rice University January 1, 2018.

A member of the U-M faculty since 1988, Canning recently stepped down from her post as chair of History, a department with 81 faculty members that has been ranked in the top seven nationally during the last decade. At U-M, she was the Sonya O. Rose Collegiate Professor of History and the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of History, Women’s Studies and German.

We thank Canning for her passion in reinvigorating the humanities, teaching, and leading the way in her research.