Waltner is a professor within the historical past division and can take over as dean for the School of Liberal Arts on July 3.
The College of Minnesota introduced in an e mail School of Liberal Arts (CLA) historical past professor Ann Waltner has been chosen because the interim dean for CLA on Tuesday morning.
The choice follows the resignation of former CLA dean John Coleman, who introduced in April his plan to go away the College to grow to be Vice Chancellor for Educational Affairs and Provost of the College of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Waltner will function interim-dean beginning on July 3 and “will work productively with Dean Coleman to make sure a clean transition,” in line with the e-mail.
She can even, in line with the e-mail despatched simply to CLA college students, present “collaborative management that might be invaluable” because the College prepares to launch a nationwide search in early fall in hopes of getting a brand new everlasting dean in place by fall 2024.
Waltner has served as CLA Affiliate Dean, Chair of the Division of Historical past, Chair of the Council of Chairs and founding Director of the Institute of Superior Examine, demonstrating her “in depth administrative expertise in CLA and on the College degree.”
Specializing in Chinese language historical past, Waltner has made a number of contributions to the College and the historical past division, like creating an open entry on-line course on Dream of the Crimson Chamber, a Chinese language novel from the 18th century.