Familiar Faces, New Roles
Interim Dean Adam Falk has appointed Krieger-Eisenhower Professor Gabrielle Spiegel and former associate dean Steven David to one-year, half-time positions in the dean’s office.
As Falk assumed full-time leadership of the Krieger School July 1, Spiegel and David took on new roles as acting dean of faculty and vice dean for centers and programs, respectively. Spiegel returned to Homewood this summer after a year spent as dean of humanities at UCLA.
As acting dean of faculty, Spiegel, who also chairs the History Department, works closely with Falk and the school’s academic departments on all matters involving faculty—promotions, retentions, and searches, in particular—as well as on strategic academic issues for the school.
David, a long-time professor in the Political Science Department, served as associate dean for academic affairs from 1998 to 2003, after which he continued to serve as special assistant to the dean. In his new role, he oversees the school’s many centers, programs, and institutes, including the Center for Africana Studies, the Jewish Studies Program, and the Language Teaching Center.
The temporary appointments cover aspects of Falk’s other full-time job, dean of faculty. They are intended to help the dean’s office continue to make progress on its various priorities as the university searches for a permanent successor to former James B. Knapp Dean Daniel Weiss.
—Angela Paik Schaeffer