UAA announces new deans

by Catalina Myers  |   

Recently, University of Alaska Anchorage Provost Denise Runge announced the hiring of deans for the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Public Policy (CBPP) and the College of Engineering. 

College of Arts and Sciences

UAA College of Arts Sciences Dean Jenny McNulty (Photo by James Evans / University of Alaska Anchorage)

Dr. Jenny McNulty stepped into her role on July 1. An experienced leader in higher education, McNulty comes to UAA from Montana, where she served as interim provost and vice chancellor of academic and student affairs at the University of Montana Western and a tenured professor at the University of Montana. She has extensive experience working within a multicampus system of higher education and scaling mentorship and first-year experience programs. Read more about Dr. McNulty.

College of Business and Public Policy 

College of Business and Public Policy Dean John Nofsinger. (Photo by James Evans / University of Alaska Anchorage)

Dr. John Nofsinger was selected as dean of the UAA College of Business and Public Policy. He served as interim dean of CBPP starting in spring 2020 and has served as a professor of finance and the Seward Chair in international finance at UAA. A prolific scholar and author, he has published over 70 articles in prestigious scholarly and practitioner journals. He has also been instrumental in developing courses for classroom delivery, online and remote locations. Read more about Dr. Nofsinger.

College of Engineering 

College of Engineering Dean Kenrick Mock (Photo by James Evans / Univeristy of Alaksa Anchorage)

Dr. Kenrick Mock was named dean of the College of Engineering. Dr. Mock served as the college's interim dean starting in fall 2018 and as a computer science faculty member since 2000. As interim dean, he led the college through budget reductions, merger discussions and the shift to alternate course delivery during COVID-19. All the while, he established new scholarships, outreach and recruitment initiatives for students, among other successes. Read more about Dr. Mock.

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