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Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
I take great pleasure in announcing the appointment of Dr. Stephen McNamee to the position of Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), effective June 1, 2013. Dr. McNamee has had a distinguished career as a faculty member and administrator, currently serving as Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology. He was appointed to the UNCW faculty in 1984, following six years of service on the faculty at the University of Dayton. His administrative experience includes six years as Chair of what was then the UNCW Department of Sociology and Anthropology and, more recently, five years as Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
Dr. McNamee is well-regarded as a teacher and scholar. His recognitions have included the UNCW Distinguished Teaching Professor Award (2000) and Distinguished Faculty Scholarship Award (2011), UNC Board of Governors Teaching Award for Excellence (2001), and North Carolina Sociological Association Contributions to Sociology Award (2011). The author of more than two dozen scholarly articles, book chapters, and book reviews, his publications also include three editions of the book The Meritocracy Myth. His major service contributions have included membership on the SACS Steering Committee, University RPT Revision Committee, and Faculty Senate, as well as Chair of the SACS Academic Programs Committee and CAS International Studies Major Committee. He has served on the editorial board of two scholarly journals in his discipline and recently held the position of President of the North Carolina Sociological Association.
Feedback garnered during the Interim Dean search process demonstrated broad and strong support for Dr. McNamee’s appointment to this role. His skills and experience align well with the needs of UNCW’s largest and most diverse college. I look forward to working with him and hope you will join me in congratulating him on his new role.
Denise A. Battles
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
University of North Carolina Wilmington