I am pleased to announce that Dr. Samia Huq, Director of General Education, will additionally be serving as Interim Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, effective November 1, 2019. While the global search for deans is underway, the Interim Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences will exercise leadership over all academic programs under arts, humanities and social sciences, including anthropology, economics, English & history. This integration can support the core liberal arts aspect of the mission of Brac University, whereas department chairs and professional school deans will continue to strengthen the major discipline and professional components of the programs. Samia’s solid experience with global research collectives, her cogent and rigorous approach to GenEd, and her experience with the launching of the undergraduate program in anthropology will lend very well to this interim deanship. Samia obtained her PhD in anthropology from Brandeis University. I expect all academic administrators to extend their full cooperation to Samia.
Vincent Chang, PhD