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May 10, 2016 08:54 AM EDT

Samford Names Tim Hall New Dean for Howard College of Arts and Sciences

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Samford University has announced Timothy D. Hall as the new dean of Howard College of Arts and Sciences after David W. Chapman declared his retirement by the end of this current academic year. The term will take effect on July 11 according to Samford Provost J. Michael Hardin who did the announcement last May 6.

Timothy D. Hall is Central Michigan University's associate dean of the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The appointment comes after a nationwide search to succeed David W. Chapman, the present dean who filed to retire at the end of the current school year.

Hall has been a history professor at Howard College, the largest undergraduate academic unit of Samford and also the significant foundation for liberal arts and central curriculum of Sanford. The college is consisted of over a hundred faculty members and about 900 undergraduate and graduating majors in its 16 departments, Samford University posted on its website.

Hall has led a 250-member faculty, synchronized 3,100 academic lists and administered an $80 million budget at CMU. He has also contributed in strategic planning development and sent international exchanges with 15 academic institutions, the report said.

Arriving at CMU in 1993, Hall served different offices, held several faculty positions in history and numerous administrative roles in the College of Humanities. He became the interim dean on 2012 to 2013. Since October 2013, he remains as the current director of CMU's School of Public and Global Citizenship. While in 2011, he was a visiting professor in American history and American studies at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, the report added.

He graduated at the Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, in 1991 where he earned his doctorate in American history. He also has a master's degree in British history from the University of Chicago and a master's degree in theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. He is the author or coauthor of several books on Colonial American history and has been widely published in professional journals, the report quipped

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