March 5, 2001
new members to support team
By Jan Gleason
Four new staff members have joined the office of Dean Robert Paul in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and will provide a new look to the offices senior leadership.
I want the office to give the graduate school the support it needs
to live up to the promise of being the intellectual centerpiece of the
University, Paul said. Well be reaching out with new
emphasis in several areas, including graduate student life and the biosciences.
Bryan Noe was named asssociate dean for graduate studies in the biosciences,
after serving as professor of cell biology and director in the graduate
division of biological and biomedical sciences (GDBBS). Noe arrived at
Emory in 1972 as an assistant professor of anatomy.
Bryan will be working to upgrade information technology capacities
and will be the person to speak for the sciences in the graduate school
office, Paul said.
Ill be assisting in developing new data management paradigms,
Garys job is to know the departments and faculty, to support
them and also to oversee the operations of the graduate school office,
Wihl replaces Eleanor Main, who has become director of educational studies.
Wihl was professor and chair of the English department at McGill University,
where he taught humanities for 15 years. He served as associate dean of
graduate faculty at McGill from 198996.
He is the author of two books published by Yale University Press and
co-editor of two volumes of essays. He has interdisciplinary interests
in literature and law, aesthetics and art
Hillary Ford will become the assistant dean for graduate student affairs
on April 1, a position new to the graduate school.
Ill be involved in areas that are of interest and concern
to the dean, faculty and students of the graduate school [and] that are
all similar, in the sense that they relate to out-of-class issues,
Ill be looking at such things as health care, health insurance,
issues related to career planning and placement for research degree students
not going into the professoriate, communications between grad students
across academic fields, and opportunities for grad students to meet outside
the academic setting, she said.
Ford said she plans to work with her colleagues and the Graduate Assembly
to determine the most pressing issues.
Theres a national trend for the distribution of services
for graduate and undergrad students, said Ford, whose husband John
became vice president for Campus Life in January. Grad students
are seen as adults, and while there are services in Campus Life for them,
there are particular stresses of being in a research degree program.
From 19932001, Ford served as assistant dean of the graduate school
of Cornell University and was director or admissions from 1995 to 2001.
Prior to that, she was coordinator to the assistant dean from 1982 to
1993. Early in her career she was a social worker.
Marcia Wade became the director of development for the graduate school
Wade will build on work that Fred Thibodeau, now director of development
for the Goizueta Business School, did several years ago in fund raising
for the graduate school.
The growth and development of the graduate school will depend at
least in part on external funding, so this is an important position,
Along with raising money for the graduate school, I want to focus
on raising awareness of the importance of the graduate school among Emorys
current and prospective supporters, said Wade.
Wade recently served as assistant director of rural services and research
at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
From 199598, she was director of development for The National Faculty in Atlanta. She also has served as assistant to the president of Mississippi University for Women.