Diana Lipscomb Is a Finalist for Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia has announced four finalists for the post of dean of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. All four candidates are scheduled to visit campus before the end of the month to meet with members of the university community. One of the four finalists is a woman.

Diana L. Lipscomb is the Robert Weintraub Chair and professor of biological sciences at George Washington University in the nation’s capital. She is the former interim dean of the university’s Columbia College of Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Lipscomb is a graduate of Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. Her current research focuses on the evolution of unicellular eukaryotes, or protists.

Update: Alan T. Dorsey, associate dean for natural sciences at the University of Florida, was selected as the new dean on March 19.

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