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Peter Christensen Appointed Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, School of Arts & Sciences, University of Rochester

by SAH News | Dec 22, 2023

The University of Rochester School of Arts & Sciences announces that Peter Christensen has accepted the position of Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs effective Jan. 1. In his new role, Peter will have oversight of Arts & Sciences faculty and reports to Dean of the School, Nicole Sampson. He will support retaining, recruiting, and developing faculty, participate in key alumni and advancement initiatives, and be instrumental in the School of Arts & Sciences strategic planning.   

In 2022, Peter was named the Ani and Mark Gabrellian Director of the Humanities Center, where he has been focused on expanding the center’s research mission. He will continue in that role and split his time between directing the center and overseeing faculty.    

Peter Christensen joined SAH in 2008 and currently serves on the SAH Board. He was awawrded the 2010 SAH Exhibition Catalogue Award and the 2020 Alice Davis Hitchcock Book Award, and he has served on committees for the SAH Exhibition Catalogue Award and the H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship. In 2010 he was awarded a Kostof Fellowship, and in 2015 and 2023 he served as an SAH Annual International Conference session chair. 

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