Science and Engineering associate deans named

Galarowicz, Tycner will continue serving the CMU community in new positions

Tracy Galarowicz

David Ford, dean of Central Michigan University’s College of Science and Engineering, has named Tracy Galarowicz and Christopher Tycner as the college’s next associate deans. They will assume these new roles on January 1 and June 1, respectively.

As associate dean for academic affairs and student success, Galarowicz will provide leadership in the areas of curriculum development and assessment, student success programs, and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives throughout the college. As associate dean for research and faculty development, Tycner, will promote and support research across the college, along with coordinating faculty development programs and facilitating budget planning.

Galarowicz is a professor of biology in CMU’s Department of Biology and Institute for Great Lakes Research, and former department chair. She earned a doctorate in fisheries at the University of Illinois, a master's degree in aquatic ecology at the University of Minnesota Duluth, and a bachelor’s degree in biology at St. Norbert College.

Christopher Tycner

Tycner is a professor and former chair in CMU’s Department of Physics. He holds two degrees from the University of Toronto: a doctorate in astronomy and astrophysics and a master's in astronomy. Tycner earned a bachelor’s degree in astronomy from The University of Western Ontario.

Dean Ford launched the search for the associate deans in October and appointed current associate dean, Jane Davison, as the search committee chair. Davison and associate dean Pete Vermeire provided leadership to the college and campus community for many years. Davison retired at the end of 2021 and Vermeire will return to his faculty role in the college next summer.


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