Search is on for new Humphrey Institute dean

A search committee has been appointed to help find a new dean for the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.

The members are looking for a successor to Brian Atwood, who’s leaving in January to become chair of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Development Assistance Committee in Paris.

David Wippman, dean of the university’s Law School will head the committee, which will look nationally and internationally to find semi-finalists for the job.

Others on the search committee are:

  •  Ragui Assaad, professor, Humphrey Institute
  •  Barbara Crosby, professor, Humphrey Institute
  •  Frank Douma, research fellow, Humphrey Institute
  •  Gwendolyn Freed, vice president for marketing and communication, Gustavus Adolphus College, and president, Humphrey Alumni Board
  •  Edward Goetz, professor, Humphrey Institute
  •  Lawrence Jacobs, professor, Walter F. and Joan Mondale Chair for Political Studies, and director, Center for the Study of Politics and Governance, Humphrey Institute
  •  Aara Johnson, president, Humphrey Student Association
  •  Samuel Myers Jr., Roy Wilkins Professor of Human Relations and Social Justice, Humphrey Institute
  •  Arthur Rolnick, senior fellow, Humphrey Institute
  •  Kate Rubin, vice president of social responsibility, United Health Group, and member, Humphrey Dean’s Advisory Council
  •  Jodi Sandfort, associate professor, Humphrey Institute
  •  Kathryn Sikkink, Regents Professor, Political Science
  •  Deborah Swackhamer, co-director, Water Resources Center, and Charles M. Denny Chair of Science, Technology, and Public Policy, Humphrey Institute
  •  John Tunheim, judge, United States District Court, and chair, Humphrey Dean’s Advisory Council

Professor Greg Lindsey will serve as interim dean.

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