University selects candidates for CLA dean

Temple has selected two candidates in its search for a new dean for the College of Liberal Arts.

Sue Roberts, professor of geography at Kentucky University, and Eric Arnesen, professor of modern american labor history, are listed on TUportal as two of four candidates that could replace former CLA dean Teresa Soufas, who resigned in January 2015 due to health issues.

Roberts has been a faculty member at Kentucky since 1991, and received her Ph.D and master’s degree in geography from Syracuse University in 1992 and 1986, respectively. Arnesen has taught at George Washington since 2009, and earned a Ph.D in history from Yale University in 1986.

Both candidates will attend scheduled meetings with students and CLA faculty members next week, according to information on TUportal. Neither could immediately be reached for comment Friday afternoon.

The other two candidates, who have not been selected yet, are scheduled to visit Main Campus in late April and early May.

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