Associate Professor Krymkowski Appointed Associate Dean
Release Date: 02-04-2010
As you know, after the death of Interim Associate Dean Glen S. Elder, Associate Professor of Sociology Daniel H. Krymkowski was appointed Interim Associate Dean in UVM's College of Arts and Sciences. I am now pleased to announce his appointment as Associate Dean. His duties as Associate Dean remain substantially unchanged from those in place when he was appointed Interim. He is the first point of contact for department chairs in the social sciences and the fine arts; oversees the College's effort to manage enrollment and guarantee instructional quality; offers administrative assistance to the College faculty who select the recipients of internal research awards; and monitors College progress in creating a more diverse faculty and staff and ensuring the equitable and fair treatment of all those who work in the College.
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 has continued to publish as a member of my staff. He will teach a large section of Introductory Sociology in the fall (300 students) and has just finished teaching the required course for sociology majors in quantitative methodologies.
At the time of his appointment as Interim Associate Dean, I noted that "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." Having worked closely with him now since late August, I am more convinced than ever that he will continue to serve the College well. I hope that you will join me in congratulating him on his appointment and offer him your goodwill as he continues to support the community of scholars at the heart of the College.