Scott Casper: Nationally Recognized History Professor Named College of Liberal Arts Dean


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University of Nevada, Reno Foundation Professor Scott Casper steps up from leading history department

Source: UNR, University of Nevada, Reno, 6-29-11

Foundation Professor Scott Casper, interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts

Foundation Professor Scott Casper, chair of the Department of History at the University of Nevada, Reno, has accepted the position of interim dean of the University’s College of Liberal Arts and will assume his duties July 1.

Casper has been at the University since 1992, served as the history department’s chair for five years, and as the department’s director of graduate studies before that. He has received several honors, including the Professor of the Year from the prestigious Carnegie Foundation in 2008, and the Nevada Regents’ Teaching Award in 2005.

“Scott is an award-winning teacher with a strong record of research in his specialty, nineteenth-century United States history, and a distinguished record of campus and professional service and outreach,” said Heather Hardy, the College’s former dean who was named the University’s executive vice president and provost June 1. “He is well respected by both students and colleagues alike, and we are very pleased that he has accepted this new challenge.”

Casper has also chaired the Faculty Senate and participated in numerous college and university committees, chairing the College of Liberal Arts Personnel Committee and Planning Committee. A historian of the 19th-century United States, his research has focused on the ways Americans understood their past and on the history of books and reading….READ MORE

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