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Terrence Deak, professor of psychology, will serve as interim dean of Harpur College of Arts and Sciences for the 2016-17 acadecmic year.
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Provost appoints Deak interim dean of Harpur College
May 3, 2016Tweet
Executive Vice President and Provost Donald Nieman announces that Terrence Deak, professor of psychology, will serve as interim dean of Harpur College during the 2016-17 academic year while the University conducts a national search to replace Anne McCall, who has accepted a position provost at Xavier University of Louisiana. Deak will assume his new duties on July 1.
Deak joined the Binghamton University faculty in 2001 as assistant professor of psychology, earning promotion to full professor in 2014. A behavioral neuroscientist who has conducted path-breaking research on stress and alcohol, he has been instrumental in supporting progress of Binghamton’s Developmental Exposure Alcohol Research Center, which is funded by the National Institutes of Health.
Deak has successfully served in several University-wide leadership positions. Between 2009 and 2013, he served as deputy to President Lois B. DeFleur and chief of staff to Presidents Peter Magrath and Harvey Stenger. Since 2013, he has chaired the Health Sciences Transdisciplinary Area of Excellence Steering Committee.
“Terry is a highly accomplished researcher and teacher who has a broad understanding of the University,” Nieman said. “He is highly collaborative and has an impressive record of working with colleagues to develop and nurture outstanding academic programs and to mentor faculty and students.”
“I’ve worked closely with Terry in his many roles on campus and he has excelled in all of them,” said Stenger. “He has a keen mind, has built strong relationships both on and off campus, and is seen as a leader – an ability that will serve him well as Harpur’s interim dean.”
“Harpur College of Arts and Sciences is an outstanding college with a long a history of academic excellence,” said Deak. “It will be my privilege to serve as interim dean and I am grateful for this opportunity. I look forward to working with the faculty, staff and alumni of Harpur College to enable strong forward momentum during this transitional year.”