May 11, 2012

Dean, College of Liberal Arts: Search Completion Announcement

Dr Guiyou Huang, Senior Vice President Academic Affairs, Norwich University

It is a pleasure to share with all of you the official announcement of the completion of the Dean, College of Liberal Arts, for Norwich University.

Please see below.

Congratulations to the new Dean, Andrea Talentino, PhD and to the leadership of Norwich University, the Search Committee and all candidates who expressed interest in this position as well as members of the KULPER Contact Network and Advisor Board who assisted in the successful completion of this search assignment.

Keith D Kulper




To: Norwich University Community                                                                         May 11, 2012

From: Guiyou Huang, SVPAA & Dean of the Faculty

Subject: Dean Andrea Talentino, College of Liberal Arts


I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Andrea Talentino as Dean of the new College of Liberal Arts at Norwich University. 


Dr. Talentino, a scholar in political science, will be coming from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey where she currently serves as Associate Dean of Curriculum and Faculty Development and was previously Chair of the Political Science Department.  In these roles she has worked closely with faculty and departments to develop innovative inter-disciplinary programs as well as co-curricular and off-campus programs designed to motivate and engage students. 


Dr. Talentino completed her undergraduate studies at Yale University and her Master of Arts and Ph.D. at University of California, Los Angeles.  Her scholarship is in the area of security studies, focusing on civil conflict and military intervention, and her course offerings cover topics from military affairs to development in Africa.  In 2005 she published the book, Intervention After the Cold War: the evolution of theory and practice through Ohio University Press.


Dr. Talentino is widely published in her field and has been featured several times on television and radio, in Wisconsin and New Orleans, speaking about her work.  She approaches her scholarship from a broad theoretical level, seeking to find explanations for the change and development of international norms relating to the use of military force.  Her scholarship complements Norwich’s historical mission to educate citizen soldiers, as do many of her course offerings.


She will join the Norwich family in mid-July and is delighted about her upcoming move to Vermont and is enthusiastic about the opportunities to help shape a vision for the new College of Liberal Arts.


I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Dean Tom Taylor and Dean Bud Knauf for the wonderful work they have done in their respective school of Social Sciences and Humanities which together is becoming the new College of Liberal Arts.


The Search Committee for the Liberal Arts dean position consisted of Aron Temkin (chair), Christine McCann (vice chair), Kurt Peters, Stewart Robertson, Stan Shernock, David Whaley, and Lea Williams; it conducted a thorough national search with the assistance of Kulper & Company. I commend the entire committee for their diligent and professional work in this process, especially the very fine leadership provided by Dean Temkin and Professor McCann.


Please join me in congratulating Dean Talentino on her appointment.



Guiyou Huang, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

& Dean of the Faculty

& Professor of English

Office of Academic Affairs

Norwich University

Northfield, VT 05663

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