University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

School of Freshwater Sciences

Meet the SFS Founding Dean candidates

Three finalist candidates for the position of Founding Dean of UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences have been announced. Each candidate will visit the campus in April and will give a public talk (see schedule information below - note updated rooms). The candidates are:

Robyn Hannigan
Chair, Department of Environmental, Earth, and Ocean Sciences
University of Massachusetts at Boston, Boston, Massachusetts
>> Curriculum vitae
>> Public talk: Monday, April 4, 2011, 11:00 a.m., Union Ballroom West
David E. J. Garman
Executive Director, Environmental Biotechnology Cooperative Research Centre
Eveleigh, New South Wales, Australia
>> Curriculum vitae
>> Public talk: Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 11:00 a.m., Zelazo 171

Mary Watzin
Dean, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
>> Curriculum vitae
>> Public talk: Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 11:00 a.m., Union Ballroom West

Currently, Mark Harris, a professor in the Department of Geosciences, is the school’s acting dean.

The School of Freshwater Sciences was established in 2009, building on a tradition of freshwater science at UWM that began in 1966 with the Center for Great Lakes Studies and continued with the Great Lakes WATER Institute. The school offers PhD and MS (thesis track and professional science track) degrees and undergraduate research and educational opportunities.