appointments

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New Dean for School of Social Work Announced

Elizabeth M.Z. Farmer, who is a professor and associate dean for research at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Social Work, will begin her deanship on Aug. 1.

Pitt Names New Dean of Dental Medicine

Bernard J. Costello, professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery, has been named dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, effective April 1. Costello has been serving as interim dean since February 2018.

University of Pittsburgh Names New Dean for Swanson School of Engineering

James R. Martin II, professor and chair of the Department of Civil Engineering at Clemson University, has been named dean of the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering, effective Aug. 15.
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Pitt Names New Dean for School of Law

Amy J. Wildermuth, associate vice president for faculty and academic affairs at the University of Utah, has been named dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She will begin her deanship on July 1.

Engineering Professor Minking Chyu Appointed Distinguished Service Professor

In honor of Minking Chyu’s significant contributions to Pitt, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher has named him a Distinguished Service...

Cancer Immunotherapy Expert Appointed Director of UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Robert L. Ferris, a 15-year veteran of the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, head and neck cancer specialist and a leading voice in immunotherapy, begins July 1.
Kiersten Todt

National Cybersecurity Expert Joins Pitt's Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security

Kiersten Todt, the former executive director of the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity, will be representing Pitt’s Cyber Institute in Washington, D.C.
Jean Truman

Jean Truman Named Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs at Pitt-Bradford

Jean Truman will become assistant dean of academic affairs at Pitt-Bradford at the end of the spring term. A faculty member in...
Rory Cooper

SHRS Names Rory Cooper Associate Dean for Inclusion

The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences recently appointed Rory Cooper as its associate dean for inclusion. Cooper,...