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Formation of a Search Committee for a New Dean of the Silver School of Social Work

June 20, 2016

Memorandum


Date:
June 20, 2016

To: The Silver School of Social Work Community

From: President Andrew Hamilton and Provost David W. McLaughlin

Re: Formation of a Search Committee for a New Dean of the Silver School of Social Work


As we wrote to you in April, Professor Lynn Videka, who served with great devotion, energy, and accomplishment as Dean of the Silver School since September 2009, is leaving NYU to become Dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Michigan in August 2016.

We have formed a Search Committee to identify and recommend candidates to succeed Lynn as Dean. Dr. Jerome Wakefield, University Professor, Professor of Social Work (SSSW) and Professor of the Conceptual Foundations of Psychiatry (Medicine), has agreed to chair this committee.

We have asked the Search Committee, whose membership can be found below, to recommend to us candidates of great achievement who are widely respected in their field of scholarship, have a record of demonstrated academic leadership, are committed to diversity and inclusion, and can serve as strong advocates for their faculty and scholarly excellence. We thank the committee members – and Jerry, in particular – for agreeing to serve on this committee. We know how busy all these colleagues are with their duties – classes, research, and other activities – so we very much appreciate their willingness to take on this important task. We are confident they will identify and recommend outstanding candidates for Dean of the Silver School of Social Work.

We know that many of you have contacts in the field and may have ideas about strong candidates for consideration, and we invite you to make recommendations for candidates to the Search Committee. Nominations can be forwarded to Jerome Wakefield and by emailing silver.deansearch@nyu.edu. We and the committee look forward to your recommendations, and thank you in advance for your participation in this important process.

Silver School of Social Work Dean Search Committee


Chair

Jerome Wakefield, University Professor; Professor of Social Work (SSSW); Professor of the Conceptual Foundations of Psychiatry (Medicine)

Faculty of the Silver School of Social Work
Robert Hawkins, McSilver Associate Professor in Poverty Studies
Michael Lindsey, Associate Professor of Social Work
Dina Rosenfeld, Associate Clinical Professor of Social Work
Michelle R. Munson, Associate Professor of Social Work
Liliana Goldin, Professor of Social Work

Silver School of Social Work Student
Adriana Ruvalcaba, MSW candidate

NYU Dean
Dominic Brewer, Gail and Ira Drukier Dean, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

University Administration
Debra LaMorte, Senior Vice President, University Development and Alumni Relations
Linda Mills, Vice Chancellor for Global Programs & University Life; Associate Vice Chancellor for Admissions and Financial Support, NYU Abu Dhabi; Lisa Ellen Goldberg Professor, SSSW
Carol K. Morrow, Senior Associate Provost and Chief of Staff to the Provost

University Trustee
Constance McCatherin Silver, MSW ’79, SSSW

Alumni
Philip Coltoff, MSW ’64, SSSW; CEO, Children’s Aid Society (1981-2005)

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