Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer T. Dwayne McCay recently announced several organizational changes, including the establishment of three new schools and a new department, effective July 1.
One of two new schools created in the College of Psychology and Liberal Arts is the School of Arts and Communication. This includes humanities, communication, fine arts and music programs. Professor Robert Taylor, current head of the department of humanities and communication, will lead the new school.
The other new school in that college is the School of Behavior Analysis, which was formed as a result of applied behavior program growth and the impending launch of the hybrid master’s degree program in the field. Associate Dean of the College of Psychology and Liberal Arts Jose Martinez-Diaz, long-standing program director, will head this new school.The School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship is a new focus of the Nathan M. Bisk College of Business. Annie Becker, the college dean, will head this new school in addition to her other duties.
The new department of biomedical engineering has been established in the College of Engineering to reflect the university’s special investment and interest in this area. Professor Kunal Mitra will serve as the interim department head while a nationwide search for a leader is under way.