Title

New Dean of Arts and Science announced for Fremantle Campus

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Spring 11-23-2010

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle Campus

Publication Place

Fremantle

Abstract

Plant ecophysiology, ecology and histology – just some of the areas of research undertaken by The University of Notre Dame Australia’s new Dean of Arts and Science on the Fremantle Campus.

Vice Chancellor Professor Celia Hammond announced that Associate Professor Dylan Korczynskyj will commence in January 2011.

“I am delighted to announce the appointment of Assoc Prof Professor Dylan Korczynskyj as Dean,” said Professor Hammond.

“Dylan has been at the University since 2003, and has been acting in the position of Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, Fremantle since the middle of 2009.

“He has been a regular recipient of letters of commendation for teaching excellence and in 2009 was a recipient (alongside colleagues) of an Australian Learning and Teaching Council’s Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.”

Assoc Prof Korczynskyj has played a pivotal role in developing the Science program on the Fremantle Campus since 2003. He has also maintained a research profile alongside his teaching and leadership roles at the University.

Assof Prof Korczynskyj said that he welcomed the opportunity to work amongst such a range of disciplines and talented people.

“I believe the School of Arts and Sciences speaks volumes about what this Catholic University strives for: commitment to teaching excellence; preparation of our students for professional and meaningful careers; commitment to social justice and indigenous issues; pastoral care for our students and our fellow colleagues; we have built a reputation for research rigor; and we continue to further develop our research profile,” he said.

“I also value the chance to stay in contact with teaching and research and to have the chance to head to places such as Tanzania with our students for immersion programs to explore issues of social justice, subsidiary and community development!

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