Stony Brook General Education: 50 Forward
with Panelists Ralph Kuncl, Gramham Spanier, and Sue Faerman
Ralph Kuncl is provost and executive vice president for the University of Rochester. He has been an international figure in the neurosciences, having distinguished himself at Johns Hopkins University, where he was a professor of neurology, pathology, and cellular and molecular medicine at the School of Medicine from 1983 to 2002. Recently, he was named to the National Academies of Science’s Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable, a platform for leaders in government, academia, and business to tackle scientific issues of national importance. In national higher ed leadership, he has been a member of the National Executive Board of The Reinvention Center since 2001, and served in various leadership positions in the American Neurological Association and its top journal, the Annals of Neurology.
Graham Spanier was appointed Penn State’s 16th president in 1995. His prior positions include chancellor of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Oregon State University, and vice provost for undergraduate studies at Stony Brook University. He holds academic appointments as professor of human development and family studies, sociology, demography, and family and community medicine. A distinguished researcher and scholar, he has more than 100 scholarly publications, including 10 books, and was the founding editor of the Journal of Family Issues. A national leader in higher education, Spanier was the first university president to receive the Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence. He serves as chair of the National Security Higher Education Advisory Board.
Sue Faerman is vice provost and dean for undergraduate education at the University at Albany and Distinguished Teaching Professor of Public Administration and Policy at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy. She also oversees the Institute for Teaching, Learning & Academic Leadership. Faerman’s research interests are in managerial leadership, focusing particularly on the paradoxical elements of leadership and organizational performance. More recently, she has also begun doing research on issues related to work-life balance and conflict. She has authored or co-authored numerous books, articles, and book chapters on organization and management theory. She played a major role in the curricular innovation of Project Renaissance.
This Provost’s lecture will be held on Wednesday, October 6, at 12:50 pm in the Student Activities Center Auditorium.