Dear University Community:
I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Robin G.
Schulze, Associate Dean for the Humanities and Professor of English
at the University of Delaware, as Dean of the College of Arts and
Sciences, effective July 1.
Dr. Schulze’s appointment results from an extensive search
that produced a national pool of highly competitive candidates. Dr.
Schulze emerged as the leading candidate as a result of her
significant leadership experience, impressive scholarly
accomplishments, creative energy, strong commitment to the liberal
arts and sciences, and proven ability to work with faculty to
create and implement a shared vision. As dean, I am confident that
Dr. Schulze will lead our College of Arts and Sciences to build on
its strengths, achieve even greater prominence in research and
education, and enhance its impact in our local and global
An expert in modernist American poetry, textual scholarship,
editorial theory, and modernist literature and culture, Dr. Schulze
is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading scholars
of the poet Marianne Moore and her modernist peers. A prolific
scholar, Dr. Schulze has published four books and more than 20
articles and book chapters. Her research has been supported by many
grants and fellowships, including prestigious grants from the
National Humanities Center and the American Philosophical Society.
Dr. Schulze is the President and Executive Board Member of the
Society for Textual Scholarship and its past Executive
As Associate Dean at the University of Delaware, Dr. Schulze
manages six departments and five interdisciplinary programs and
works closely with the Associate Deans for the Natural Sciences,
Arts, and Social Sciences. She led the humanities faculty in the
development of a shared emphasis in material culture, raising more
than $1 million in foundation and university support and resulting
in a cluster hire across the humanities disciplines. Dr. Schulze
similarly brought faculty together to make the University of
Delaware a leader in public humanities-focused research and
Dr. Schulze joined Delaware from the Pennsylvania State
University, where she served as Head of the Department of English
from 2007 to 2011. Prior to that, Dr. Schulze served in numerous
administrative roles, among them director of the Center for
American Literary Studies, director of undergraduate studies, and
chair of the graduate studies committee.
Dr. Schulze holds a PhD in English and master’s degrees in
English and music performance from the University of Michigan and a
bachelor’s degree in music history from Yale University.
I would like to extend my sincere thanks to search committee
co-chairs Dean Robert Shibley and Professor Diana Aga and all of
the members of the search committee for their outstanding service,
which was vital to the successful outcome of this search. I would
also like to take this opportunity to thank Bruce Pitman for his
dedicated leadership of the college over the past five years.
Please join me in welcoming Dr. Schulze to UB and to this
important leadership role within our campus community. For more
details on this appointment, please view the full announcement here.
Charles F. Zukoski
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic