Dobkin named dean of the faculty

April 12, 2003 1:30 p.m.

David Dobkin, chair of Princeton's Department of Computer Science for the past nine years and a member of the Princeton faculty for 22 years, has been named dean of the faculty. His appointment is effective July 1.

He will succeed Joseph Taylor, dean of the faculty since 1997 and the James McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Physics, who announced last fall that he would return to full-time teaching and research at the end of the academic year in June.

"I am very grateful to David Dobkin for his willingness to undertake the critically important role of dean of the faculty," said President Shirley M. Tilghman. "Over the past nine years, he has led the Department of Computer Science with great intelligence and vision to become one of the most distinguished in the world. He has reached out to other departments in the natural sciences and social sciences to expand the intellectual range and impact of the department in the University. He is highly regarded by his colleagues as a scholar and an innovative teacher, as well as a man of excellent judgment and great integrity."

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