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Carissa Slotterback to Serve as Associate Dean of Humphrey School

Friday, May 5, 2017  
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Humphrey School of Public Affairs Dean Eric Schwartz has appointed Carissa Slotterback, associate professor in the school’s Urban and Regional Planning area, to the role of associate dean effective June 12. Slotterback has been a member of the Humphrey School faculty for 13 years and has previously served as director of research engagement in the University of Minnesota’s Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR).

“Carissa brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this critically important position, and I’m very excited that she will take on this role,” said Dean Schwartz. “Carissa is an extraordinary leader in the community and at the University, and will serve the Humphrey School—and our students—well at this critical time in public affairs.”

Known for her important work on collaborative engagement, Slotterback has initiated and led University-wide efforts to advance cross-disciplinary and engaged education and research. At the OVPR, she developed and implemented initiatives to advance research that engages individuals across disciplines and with partners in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

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  • recognize diverse needs and interests in planning;
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