Sociology Professor Daniel H. Krymkowski named Interim Associate Dean
Release Date: 08-25-2009
Dean Eleanor M. Miller is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Daniel H. Krymkowski of the Department of Sociology to a one-year term as Interim Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences. Professor Krymkowski will assume many of the duties that Interim Associate Dean (soon to have become Associate Dean) Glen Elder was performing at the time of his death. He will be the first point of contact for department chairs in the social sciences and the fine arts; oversee the College's effort to reach its student/faculty ratio, without sacrificing quality instruction; and monitor College progress in creating a more diverse faculty and staff, among other assignments. A search for a permanent associate dean will be launched during the upcoming fall semester.
Professor Krymkowski is a mathematical sociologist with a substantive interest in social stratification, or, as he puts it, "Who Gets Ahead." He earned his B.S. with distinction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Behavioral Science and Law in 1980 and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Sociology from that institution in 1982 and 1986, respectively. He came to UVM in fall, 1991 after having been an instructor and assistant professor at Dartmouth College from 1986 to 1991. He has published in some of sociology's most prestigious journals including The Journal of Mathematical Sociology and The American Sociological Review and regularly introduces sociology majors to the rigors of quantitative methodologies.
Says Dean Miller, "Professor Krymkowski's analytical skill and qualities of person, which I take to be social grace, integrity, attention to detail, kindness and good humor, make him an excellent choice, in my opinion, for this position. His appointment will begin August 25, 2009. I am excited to have him as part of the College staff, and I hope that you will join me in congratulating him on his appointment and offering him your support as he assumes his new duties."