September 25, 2001 Geneva, NY – Patricia Stranahan, provost and dean of faculty at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, has announced the appointment of Jonathan Wolff as associate provost. As associate provost, Wolfe's responsibilities will include supporting the provost and principal faculty committees in curriculum and faculty development, planning, and general administration. He will assist in coordinating the staffing, management, and assessment of the Colleges' general curriculum, support faculty development initiatives, and assist with long-range planning. Wolff will begin duties here on December 1.
A scholar of Japanese and East Asian cultures, Wolff was formerly with the Asian studies department at the University of Pittsburgh, where for the past 10 years he oversaw academic activities, developed long-term strategies, and prepared and reviewed grant proposals. He also served as director of the University's Japan Science and Technology Management Training Program, as project co-director for the Japan Information Center, and as instructor in anthropology.
Prior to his work at the University of Pittsburgh, Wolff was a Japanese language research associate at Johns Hopkins University and held teaching assistantships at Haverford College and Cornell University. He also served in the Peace Corps in Korea.
“I am delighted that a man of Jonathan's expertise and talent will be
joining us at Hobart and William Smith,” said Stranahan. “He brings with him a wealth of experience that will greatly enhance the activities of the Provost's Office.”
Wolff received his B.A. from the School of International Service at American University, and master's degrees in both anthropology and Asian studies and his Ph.D. in anthropology from Cornell University.
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