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The Citadel Selects Two New Deans

Dec 08, 2017 02:11PM ● By Kathleen Maris

Main photo: Michael R. Weeks; Gallery photo: Darin T. Zimmerman

Two academic leaders will join The Citadel as deans. The inaugural dean for the Tommy and Victoria Baker School of Business will be Michael R. Weeks, Ph.D., who is currently the dean of the Dunham School of Business at Houston Baptist University. The Citadel School of Science and Mathematics will be led by Darin T. Zimmerman, Ph.D., who will join the college from Penn State Altoona, where he is interim associate dean for academic affairs and associate dean of research. Both leaders will begin their tenure at The Citadel July 1, 2018.

Week’s teaching focus is in management, and his research specialty is in leadership and disruptive innovation. He served a career with the U.S. Air Force, where he earned several medals for meritorious service and taught at the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Zimmerman is a physicist and has a record of excellence in teaching and scholarship. Zimmerman is currently responsible for Penn State Altoona’s academic programming, planning and evaluation, as well as the advocacy for research, grant activity and administration.

“This is a period of transformative growth at The Citadel with regard to our academic programs,” said Connie Book, Ph.D., provost and dean of The Citadel. “We look forward to Michael Weeks and Darin Zimmerman joining our three other distinguished deans in the coming months to help lead the college through this exciting time.”