January 20, 2015
Open forums for graduate school dean finalists set
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Four candidates for the position of dean of the graduate school at Southern Illinois University Carbondale will meet with constituents during a series of forums beginning later this month.
The candidates, in alphabetical order, are:
James Garvey, interim vice chancellor for research, acting graduate dean and director of the Center for Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences at SIU.
Anthony Imbalzano, associate dean in the Office for Postdoctoral Scholars, director of the graduate program in cell biology and professor in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
E. Yueh-Ting Lee, professor of psychology at the University of Toledo.
Aldo Migone, professor in the Department of Physics at SIU.
Here is a schedule for the candidates’ forums:
Lee: 2-3 p.m. Jan. 29 in the Multi-Purpose Rooms at the Student Services Building.
Garvey: 2-3 p.m. Feb. 3 at the John C. Guyon Auditorium at Morris Library.
Imbalzano: 2-3 p.m. Feb. 9 in the Multi-Purpose Rooms at the Student Services Building.
Migone: 2-3 p.m. Feb. 12 in the Multi-Purpose Rooms at the Student Services Building.
The graduate school dean is the chief academic and administrative officer for the graduate school and is responsible for its academic programs, fiscal management, personnel, external relations, recruitment and retention, among other areas. All candidates must have a strong record of academic leadership and administrative experience.
The forums, which will include a presentation by the candidates, will give university students, staff and faculty an opportunity to meet with the candidates and ask questions about their proposed approaches to the position and will be done in conjunction with their interviews.
Garvey earned his doctorate in zoology in 1997 at The Ohio State University. He earned his Master of Science in zoology there as well and earned his Bachelor of Science in zoology at Miami University. He also served as a post-doctoral fellow in 1997 at Queens University in Ontario, Canada.
Garvey became an assistant professor in the Division of Biology at Kansas State University in 1998. He came to SIU as an assistant professor of zoology in 2000, becoming an associate professor in 2005 and a full professor in 2010. He has served as director of the Center for Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences since 2009 after previously serving as interim director. He was appointed interim vice chancellor for research in 2013 and acting dean of the graduate school in 2014.
Imbalzano earned his doctorate in microbiology and molecular genetics in 1991 at Harvard University. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in biology in 1986 at the University of Pennsylvania. He also served as a post-doctoral fellow from 1991 to 1996 in the Department of Molecular Biology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School.
Imbalzano became an assistant professor in the Department of Cell Biology in 1997 at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, becoming a full professor in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology there in 2012. He became director of the graduate program in cell biology in 2002 and was interim director from 2002 to 2003 in the Basic Sciences Division of Leukemia and Lymphoma at the University of Massachusetts Cancer Center. He served as vice chair of the Department of Cell Biology from 2005 to 2012 and in 2008 became associate dean of the Office for Postdoctoral Scholars in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the medical school.
Lee earned his doctorate in personality/social psychology in 1991 at State University of New York at Stony Brook. He earned his Master of Science degree in psychology in 1986 at Beijing Normal University, China, and his Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language and American Literature in 1984 at Central South University, China. He also did post-doctoral training and research from 1992 to 1994 in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania.
Lee became an assistant professor in 1991 in the Department of Humanities & Social Sciences at Philadelphia University before moving in 1994 to the Department of Psychology at Westfield State College in Massachusetts. In 2000, he became associate professor and chair of the Department of Ethnic Studies at Minnesota State University, becoming a full professor there in 2002. In 2005 he became a dean and professor in the College of Arts and Sciences at Minot State University in North Dakota. In 2007, he became professor of psychology at Toledo University, also serving as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences there from 2007 to 2008 and as an associate vice president there from 2008 to 2009.
Migone earned his doctorate in physics in 1984 at The Pennsylvania State University, after earning his Master of Science there in 1982. He earned his Bachelor of Science in 1977 at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru.
After completing work as a post-doctoral research associate in the Department of Physics at the University of Washington in 1986, Migone became an assistant professor of physics at SIU that year. He became an associate professor in 1990 and a full professor in 1993, becoming acting chair of the Department of Physics in 1997. In 1999, he became chair of the department and served in that role until 2009.