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Harpur Associates Dean Announcement

Harpur Associate Deans Appointed

By Katie Ellis

Florenz PlassmanFlorenz Plassmann
Chris ReiberChris Reiber

Interim Harpur College Dean Wayne Jones has announced the appointment of Florenz Plassmann and Chris Reiber to serve as interim associate deans of Harpur College while Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Jennifer Jensen is on an American Council on Education fellowship. Plassmann will serve as associate dean for academic affairs and Reiber as associate dean for research, effective Aug. 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013. Both Plassmann and Reiber will serve half time in their interim positions.

"I believe it's vital that faculty remain engaged with the dean's office," said Jones. "As the University is poised for growth, this restructuring will allow Harpur College to support our dual focus of providing a high-quality education to our students and of broadening and deepening our research and scholarly activities."

Plassmann, associate professor of economics, earned his master's and doctorate from Virginia Tech. He joined Binghamton's faculty in 1999, and has served as a program director for the National Science Foundation and as a visiting resident scholar for the International Monetary Fund. As a public economist, he studies voting systems and alternatives to takings under eminent domain, as well as U.S. and international tax policies.

Reiber, associate professor of anthropology, earned her doctorate and her postdoctoral master of public health in epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh. She joined the faculty at Binghamton in 2005. As a biological anthropologist, she studies evolutionary and epidemiological modeling of women's health issues, focusing on the intersections between behavior, biology and environment. She has been an independent analytical consultant to federally funded researchers in psychology and addiction medicine and is the former director of Analytical Services for the Clinical Trials Group of UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute's Integrated Substance Abuse Programs.

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Last Updated: 12/10/12