Professor to serve as associate dean for social sciences in CAS

Carol Stabile

Carole Stabile, a professor of women’s and gender studies with a joint appointment to the School of Journalism and Communication, will serve as acting associate dean of social sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences for the coming academic year.

Stabile will take the post following the appointment of economics professor Bruce Blonigen, the previous associate dean, as interim dean of the Lundquist College of Business.

Stabile previously served as director of the Center for the Study of Women in Society for six years and is a distinguished scholar, with four books and two edited journals. She was named a fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies in 2014 and was honored with the UO’s Wayne Westling Award in 2015.  

She has been involved in service leadership roles ranging from digital scholarship to the graduate council to chairing the Senate task force on sexual assault and survivor support.

“I’m excited for the depth and breadth of experience that Carol will bring to this role,” said W. Andrew Marcus, Tykeson Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. “All of us in the dean’s office look forward to the many ways we will benefit from her insight and wisdom in moving the college forward while Bruce Blonigen serves as interim dean of the Lundquist College of Business.”

But the role will be Stabile’s final administrative position at the UO. She will begin a new post at the University of Maryland in fall 2017.

In a letter announcing the appointment, Marcus also thanked Blonigen for his three years of service as associate dean for social sciences, including serving informally as the senior associate dean. Blonigen will return to the college’s leadership team after a new business school dean is hired; in the meantime, Karen Ford, associate dean for the humanities, will serve in the senior associate dean role.