After serving two terms as Dean of the Faculty of Land and Food Systems, Dr. Murray Isman will step down at the end of June 2014. A search for his successor is currently being conducted.
Dr. Isman joined our Faculty in 1983 as an Assistant Professor of Entomology and Toxicology in the Department of Plant Science. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1989 and to Professor in 1994. In 2005, he was appointed Dean pro tem in 2005 and, a year later, as Dean.
Update: As of January 7, 2014, the President’s Advisory Committee has extended invitations for interviews to following individuals for the position of Dean, Faculty of Land and Food Systems.
- Eric Triplett
Professor and Chair
Department of Microbiology and Cell Science
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
University of Florida
- Rickey Yada
Professor and Canada Research Chair in Food Protein Structure
Scientific Director, Advanced Foods and Materials Canada (AFM Canada)
Department of Food Science
University of Guelph
A number of public forums will be taking place to give each stakeholder group an opportunity to meet each candidate, ask questions, and provide feedback to the Advisory Committee.