Last finalist revealed in CLA dean search

Jeff Manza, a sociology professor and former chair of the sociology department at New York University, is the last finalist to visit Main Campus in the university’s search for a new dean for the College of Liberal Arts, according to information on TUportal.

Manza—who has previously taught at Penn State and Northwestern University—studies and teaches classes based on inequality, public policy and political sociology. At Northwestern, he had served as the university’s associate director and acting director of the Institute for Policy Research.

According to TUportal, Manza is scheduled to meet with students, faculty and staff on May 2.

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