Three Women Are Finalists for Executive Vice Chancellor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

unl_logoThe University of Nebraska at Lincoln has announced a field of four candidates for the position of executive vice chancellor. All four candidates will visit the Lincoln campus by the middle of October for a series of interviews and public forums. Three of the four finalists are women.

achterberg_c3473Cheryl Achterberg is dean of the College of Education and Human Ecology at Ohio State University. Before joining the faculty at Ohio State, Dr. Achterberg was the inaugural dean of the College of Human Sciences at Iowa State University and was founding dean of the Schreyer Honors College at the Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Achterberg earned a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences at California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo. She holds a master’s degree in human development from the University of Maine and a Ph.D. in nutrition from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

spiller-picElizabeth Spiller is dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Earlier, she was associate dean  and a member of the English department faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences at Florida State University in Tallahassee. Previously, she served on the faculty at the University of North Texas and Texas Christian University. Dr. Spiller is a graduate of Amherst College in Massachusetts and holds master’s and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University. She is the author of Reading and the History of Race in the Renaissance (Cambridge University Press, 2011) and Science, Reading, and Renaissance Literature (Cambridge University Press, 2004).

tucker-picSheryl Tucker is associate provost and dean of the Graduate College at Oklahoma State University. She is a former professor of chemistry and associate dean of academic affairs at the University of Missouri and was director of the Graduate Research Development Program at the National Science Foundation. Dr. Tucker is a graduate of Kent State University in Ohio. She earned a Ph.D. at the University of North Texas. Professor Tucker has published more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals.

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