President Mark D. Gearan announced today that longtime faculty member Eugen Baer will serve as interim dean of Hobart College for the 2006-2007 academic year.
“I am delighted that Professor Baer will bring his considerable experience as a member of the faculty into the Hobart Dean’s Office,” said Gearan. “Eugen Baer possesses a wonderful combination of intellectual curiosity, distinguished scholarship, excellence in teaching and genuine concern for the academic success of our students.”
Baer, who knows 13 languages, is currently a professor in the philosophy department. He has been president of the Semiotic Society of America twice and a member of the Fulbright Grant Screening Committee as well as the chair of his department at the Colleges. He holds a doctorate in philosophy from Yale University.
“My sense of the student body’s potential has never been higher,” said Baer. “We are at an historic moment in the life of this institution, and it is exciting to be a participant in shaping the face of these Colleges.”
Professor Baer will follow Dean Clarence E. Butler, who retired at the end of the academic year.
A story on the appointment was printed in the June 6 edition of the Finger Lakes Times. Read Hobart names interim dean