Anne Curzan, associate dean for the humanities and a recognized expert in language and linguistics, has been appointed dean of LSA, the University of Michigan’s largest academic unit.

Her appointment, approved June 20 by the Board of Regents, is effective Sept. 1 and runs through June 30, 2024.

Curzan is an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Geneva Smitherman Collegiate Professor of English Language and Literature, associate dean for humanities, and professor of English language and literature, and of linguistics in LSA. She also is a professor of education in the School of Education.

“As an academic leader, Anne is familiar with the complexities and the challenges of this position and has demonstrated an impressive ability to combine vision and action effectively,” says Martin Philbert, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. “Her commitment to learning, diversity and excellence will make her an outstanding dean.”

Read the full article in the University Record.