Three distinguished and highly regarded LSA professors are bringing their experience and leadership to the LSA Dean’s Office. Timothy McKay succeeds Angela Dillard as the associate dean for undergraduate education, and Alexandra Minna Stern succeeds newly appointed LSA Dean Anne Curzan as associate dean for the humanities. Rosario Ceballo, who has served as interim associate dean for the social sciences since 2018, has been named associate dean for the social sciences.
“I am delighted that Rosie, Tim, and Alex will be working with me on the leadership team in the Dean’s Office,” says incoming LSA Dean Anne Curzan. “All three are outstanding scholars and passionate, committed teachers, in addition to being experienced and successful administrators. Their commitment to LSA students, to DEI, and to our research mission is inspiring. I am excited to partner with such talented colleagues to help shape LSA’s future.”
Associate Dean for the Social Sciences
Rosario Ceballo, who has served as interim associate dean for the social sciences since September 2018, has been named associate dean for the social sciences. A professor and past chair of women’s studies and professor of psychology, Ceballo will oversee more than a dozen units in the social sciences, including anthropology, communication and media, economics, sociology, and more.
“I am honored and excited by the opportunity to continue working with our extraordinary social science departments,” Ceballo says. “I look forward to supporting LSA’s innovative social science research, high-quality training of graduate and undergraduate students, creative teaching approaches, and the integration of diversity and inclusivity throughout everything that we do.” Read more about Associate Dean Ceballo.
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education
Timothy A. McKay, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, professor of physics and astronomy, and professor of education in the School of Education, has been named associate dean for undergraduate education at LSA. In his new role, McKay will oversee more than 20 units in LSA’s Division of Undergraduate Education, including study abroad, learning communities, the First-Year Seminar Program, and undergraduate research, as well as academic support resources such as the Science Learning Center, the English Language Institute, the Language Resource Center, and the Comprehensive Studies Program.
“It is a real honor to have this opportunity to rejoin many friends and colleagues in LSA’s Division of Undergraduate Education,” McKay says. “The LSA undergraduate education team works year-round with LSA students, faculty, and staff to create equitable, inclusive learning environments and to prepare graduates for lives of bold exploration and service to the common good.” Read more about Associate Dean McKay.
Associate Dean for the Humanities
Alexandra Minna Stern, professor of American culture, history, women’s studies, and obstetrics and gynecology in the Medical School, has been named associate dean for the humanities at LSA. In her capacity as associate dean, Stern will work with more than 20 humanities chairs and directors in over a dozen different units, among them the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, and the Residential College, as well as the Departments of Asian Languages and Cultures, Afroamerican and African Studies, English Language and Literatures, Romance Languages and Literatures, and more. She will also support LSA’s new Digital Studies Institute.
“I am honored by this opportunity to support and enhance humanities research, teaching, and public engagement at Michigan,” Stern says. “At a time when humanities face a range of challenges, it is more important than ever to embrace innovation and increase the visibility of the high caliber and interdisciplinary scholarship we do at Michigan.” Read more about Associate Dean Stern.
The College of LSA
With more than 90 majors and sub-majors in 41 departments, LSA is the largest of U-M’s 19 schools and colleges. The college is built on the idea that a powerful, pragmatic, broad education can solve problems in an ever-changing world, and can yield ideas and innovation across every discipline. As U-M’s primary undergraduate college, LSA is a key reason U.S. News & World Report ranks Michigan as one of the nation’s top universities for undergraduate teaching. Thirty-nine LSA programs are among the top 10 in the United States, and two programs are the best in their fields. Nearly 96 percent of LSA seniors go on to enter the workforce or attend graduate school. LSA has one of the largest alumni networks in the world, with more than 225,000 living LSA graduates.