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USC Dornsife Celebration of Faculty 2013-14

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New Faculty
Retiring Faculty
In Memoriam

Welcome Message from the Dean:

There can be no experience more joyous for a dean than to join together with the faculty,
celebrate our collective accomplishments, and welcome our new colleagues. As we continue to move
USC Dornsife toward the pinnacle of academic excellence, one of the most critical components to
achieving this is the quality of our faculty.

To our new colleagues: Your ambition and creative instincts are invigorating. By educating, enriching
and empowering our undergraduates, you will ensure they are prepared not just for a career, but any
career. Your championship of our graduate students will attract the world’s most talented young minds
so that we train the next generation of scholars and continue to support a research enterprise that
drives discovery and innovation. By seeking out the interfaces where new solutions are generated,
you will create, transmit and translate knowledge for the good of humankind. Thanks to every member
of our faculty, staff and administration who made it possible for us to bring you here.

To our promoted faculty: Your dedication to teaching, research and service is an inspiration to us all.
We look forward to witnessing your ongoing achievements.

To our retired colleagues: You have helped establish and nurture the very foundation of our vibrant
intellectual community and we are tremendously grateful for all your contributions.

I look forward to the coming year as we continue to partner on building an academic enterprise that
will leave its mark on our world.


Steve Kay
Dean, USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Anna H. Bing Dean’s Chair