Minerva Schools at KGI Names Judith C. Brown Dean of the College of Arts & Humanities

Aug 11, 2015, 07:15 ET from Minerva Schools at KGI

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Minerva Schools at KGI, offering a reinvented university experience for the brightest and most motivated students from around the world, today announced the appointment of Dr. Judith C. Brown as Dean of the College of Arts & Humanities.

"We are thrilled to welcome Judith, a renowned scholar, accomplished educator and highly respected administrator, to the Minerva team," said Dr. Stephen M. Kosslyn, Founding Dean. "She is the perfect complement to the team of Deans we have assembled and brings both expertise and experience, as well as a deep passion for teaching and helping students succeed."

Dr. Brown previously served as Dean of the School of Humanities at Rice University and as Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs at Wesleyan University.  She has also been a Professor of history at Stanford University, Rice University, Wesleyan University and the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

She is the author of numerous books, articles and essays. Her scholarly interests include issues in higher education, the history of women, gender and sexuality and the history of Renaissance Italy. Dr. Brown has received prestigious fellowships and awards for her work, including grants and fellowships from the Pew Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, and the Stanford Humanities Center. Dr. Brown received a BA and MA from the University of California, Berkeley and her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University.

"I am delighted to join Minerva," said Dr. Brown, "and I look forward to working directly with students and the recently expanded team of faculty."

Dr. Brown's appointment comes as Dr. Daniel Levitin, who previously served as Dean of the College of Arts & Humanities, assumes a new role as Dean of the College of Social Sciences, and Dr. Diane Halpern becomes Dean Emeritus of the College of Social Sciences. Dr. Diane Halpern will also continue to participate as a member of The Minerva Academy.

Minerva today also announced the expansion of its instructional faculty as it scales up its program and prepares to welcome a larger class this fall. Biographies on Minerva's faculty can be found at https://www.minerva.kgi.edu/faculty/.  

Applications for matriculation in the Fall of 2016 are now open.  Students interested in Minerva may apply at https://minerva.kgi.edu/application/start/.

About Minerva Schools at KGI

The Minerva Schools at KGI offer a reinvented university experience for the brightest, most motivated students from around the world. Combining an interdisciplinary curriculum and rigorous academic standards, an accomplished faculty versed in the science of learning, an advanced interactive learning platform leveraging cutting-edge technology, and four years of immersive global experience, Minerva delivers an exceptional liberal arts and sciences education for future leaders and innovators in every discipline. The Minerva Schools at KGI were established in 2013 by KGI (Keck Graduate Institute) in alliance with Minerva Project and have been granted accreditation by WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges). www.minerva.kgi.edu


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