Professor Carol Lancaster to serve as Interim Dean of the SFS

Carol Lancaster, a professor of Politics at the School of Foreign Service and the current Director of the Mortara Center for International Studies, will be serving as Interim Dean of the SFS, according to an email just sent out by Provost Jim O’Donnell. Lancaster is replacing Robert Gallucci, who’s leaving after 13 years at Georgetown to head the MacArthur foundation.

Lancaster has worked at Georgetown since 1981, starting in the African Studies department then moving over to the SFS in 1989.

Angela Stent, a professor of Government and Foreign Service and the Director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies will be heading the search committee to find a permanent replacement for Gallucci.

O’Donnell’s full email after the jump…

As you know, at the end of the academic year, Robert L. Gallucci will be stepping down from his position as Dean of the School of Foreign Service to become the next President of the MacArthur Foundation. We remain grateful for Bob’s remarkable leadership of the SFS over the past 13 years. We are deeply proud of him, and he will be truly missed here at Georgetown.

I write at this time to let you know that Carol Lancaster, Professor in the School of Foreign Service and Director of the Mortara Center for International Studies, has generously accepted the role of Interim Dean of the SFS for the coming academic year, effective July 1. Carol has served on the Georgetown Faculty since 1981, first in African Studies before joining the SFS faculty in 1989. I know Carol will provide invaluable leadership during this time of transition for the SFS, and I am deeply grateful to her for taking on this important role. I very much look forward to working with her.

President DeGioia and I have asked Angela Stent, Professor of Government and Foreign Service and Director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies, to head the search committee in an international search for a new dean to begin this summer. I hope you will join me in welcoming Carol to this new role and in wishing Bob well as he takes this next step in his distinguished career.

With best wishes,
James J. O’Donnell
Professor of Classics
Provost

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