Ingrid Makus named Interim Dean of Social Sciences

Thomas Dunk, Interim Provost and Vice-President, Academic announced Tuesday that Associate Professor Ingrid Makus has been named Interim Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences (FOSS).

Makus, a faculty member and former chair in the Department of Political Science, has been part of many University committees and served as Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research for FOSS. She also previously held the Interim Dean role for FOSS in 2013-14.

Makus’ academic expertise is in political theory, the politics of gender and reproduction, and diversity issues.

Dunk said Brock is grateful to have someone of Makus’ calibre able and willing to take the helm of what is the University’s largest Faculty in terms of both students and faculty members.

“I also want to express my profound gratitude to Angela Book and Diane Dupont, and all of the staff in the Dean’s Office, who have done double-duty for the last five weeks,” said Dunk. “Ingrid brings a depth of experience to the position and together with Angela and Diane, the faculty is in very good hands.”

“I also want to thank all Chairs and Directors for your kind patience during this period of transition.”

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