New dean to lead Harpur College
Provost Donald Nieman announced that Elizabeth S. Chilton, a noted scholar of New England archaeology and Native American Studies and associate vice chancellor for research and engagement at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, will become the next dean of Harpur College of Arts and Sciences on July 15, 2017.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to take on the role of the dean of Harpur College,” said Chilton. “I am excited to get to know the college and campus in more detail and to work with colleagues there to support and enhance Harpur’s stellar academic programs, research and scholarly engagements.”
Nieman said he is impressed with Chilton’s energy, deep understanding of the liberal arts and sciences, creative approaches to enhancing graduate education and research, and her listening skills and thoughtful approach to problem solving.
“Elizabeth is an outstanding scholar and teacher who has been the successful chair of a large department and has excelled in several important leadership positions on her campus,” Nieman noted. “She is a great listener and a bridge builder with a record of bringing people together to take on big challenges.”
“The position of dean of Harpur College of Arts and Sciences is a key one for Binghamton University,” said President Harvey Stenger. “Elizabeth’s strong background working across disciplines will serve her well as she takes on the leadership of our largest and most academically diverse school.”