How do we identify and align common interests among the College and Schools? What are the barriers to collaboration across the University? What will distinguish the University of Virginia in the future? How do we produce an effective process to evolve and mature new ideas that originate across the schools, then make them essential to our strategy and implementation?
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Jeff Walker, Chair
Alumnus, McIntire School of Commerce
Jeff Walker currently serves on the Boards of New Profit, Berklee College of Music, Morgan Library, Lincoln Center Film Society, Millennium Development Goals Health Alliance where he Chairs the Community Health Worker Pillar, TheMiller Center and University of Virginia's Undergraduate Business School, where he was President for ten years. Jeff is Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of The Quincy Jones Musiq Consortium, Chairman of The Council of Foundations at University of Virginia, serves on the Visiting Committee at the Harvard Business School and is on the Advisory Boards of MIT Media Lab, UCLA Film TV and Theater School, Blue School, The Tibetan Village Project,Witness.org and Ideo.org. He is President of the 15 Central Park West Board.
Previously, Jeff was Executive-in-Residence at Harvard Business School, focusing on social enterprises and collaboration, and a Lecturer at the Kennedy School. At Harvard, he also helped to develop and launch a course in exponential fundraising for nonprofit leaders at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations. He served as the Chairman of Millennium Promise, with the United Nations and Columbia University, an incubator to eliminate extreme poverty, and was the long-time Chairman of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation (Monticello), where he still serves as an Emeritus Trustee. Jeff Co-Founded and was Chairman of Npower, an organization that provides shared technology services to nonprofits.
Jeff was CEO and Co-Founder of CCMP Capital, the $12 billion successor to JPMorgan Partners, JPMorgan Chase & Co's global private equity, Vice Chairman of JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Chairman of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation. He has an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S. from the University of Virginia, is a Certified Management Accountant and a Certified Public Accountant.
Vice President and Dean, School of Medicine
Dean DeKosky, an international leader in the field of Alzheimer's disease research, became vice president and dean of the University of Virginia's School of Medicine on Aug. 1, 2008. DeKosky formerly served as professor and chairman of the Department of Neurology and director of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at the University of Pittsburgh. He will step down at the conclusion of his five year term on July 31 and return to his research and patient care.
Alumnus and Computer Systems Engineer, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Tim has been a member of the greater UVA/Charlottesville community for the vast majority of his life. He received an engineering degree in Computer Science from UVA and an M.B.A. from James Madison University. He has been a UVA employee since 1997. He has served as chair of the LSP steering committee, the organization for departmental Information Technology professionals at UVA.
Professor, Department of Religious Studies
Mr. Germano teaches Tibetan and Buddhist Studies at the University of Virginia. His research focuses on eighth through fourteenth century Tibetan religious and intellectual movements, as well as their broader historical contexts. Additionally, he has directed the U.Va. Tibet Center and the Tibetan and Himalayan Library since 2000, a major international initiative aimed at stimulating and publishing innovative research on the region.
Since 2008, Mr. Germano has been the director of SHANTI (Sciences, Humanities, and the Arts Network of Technological Initiatives). The mission of SHANTI is to promote a culture of innovation and excellence in humanities, sciences and arts within the academic life of the University of Virginia.
Professor, Department of Chemistry
Charles received his B.S. in chemistry from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1969 and his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Minnesota in 1973. Following a postdoctoral appointment at the Institute for Cancer Research in Philadelphia, he joined the faculty of the University of Virginia, where he is Professor of Chemistry.
Alumna/College and Managing Director, Portico Capital Securities LLC.
Ms. Holquist joined Portico in 2004 with extensive experience in M&A, capital raising and restructurings. Previously, she had spent 13 years at JP Morgan where she served as a Managing Director and Head of M&A in their Telecommunications Group.
Ms. Holquist holds a B.A. in Political and Social Thought from the University of Virginia. She currently serves as a member of the Board of the University of Virginia Alumni Association.
Student, Law and Darden
Lansing Lee is a third-year J.D./M.B.A. student in the Law School and the Darden School of Business. He serves on the Academic Affairs Committee of Student Council, and he is a member of the J.D./M.B.A. Society and the Business & Public Policy Club at Darden.
Before enrolling at the law school, Lansing worked in the field of economic development in India and in East Africa, first in the business development division of a micro-credit bank and then as an project manager for a non-profit focused on livelihood training. Lansing is originally from Atlanta, Ga. and received his undergraduate degree in English from UVa in 2009.
Lawrence Lewis Jr Professor of Planning, Dept. of Urban and Environmental Planning
William H. Lucy has been researching trends and proposing plans pertinent to the future of cities, suburbs and exurbs. With David L. Phillips, he has produced several analyses of suburban decline and exurban sprawl for the Virginia Commission on Population Growth and Development and the Partnership for Urban Virginia. He teaches courses on Planning, Budgeting and Finance; Strategic Planning and Sustainable Communities; and Urban Theory and Public Policy.
Dean, School of Law, David and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professor of Law, and Arnold H. Leon Professor of Law
Paul G. Mahoney became dean of the Law School in July 2008. He is a David and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professor and the Arnold H. Leon Professor of Law. Mahoney's teaching and research areas are securities regulation, law and economic development, corporate finance, financial derivatives and contracts. He has published widely in law reviews and peer-reviewed finance and law and economics journals. He received his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1984 and a B.S. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1981.
Alumnus/College and Law
Mr. Nuechterlein (Government and Foreign Affairs ’79, Law ’86) (Oxford University, MA, D. Phil) founded Isis Capital LLC, a venture capital and hedge fund in Alexandria, Virginia in 2000 and has been its Managing Partner since its formation. Previously, he was Managing Director and Chief Investment Office for Pension Fund Investments at National Gypsum Company; Senior Counsel to the U.S. Trade Representative; Special Assistant for Policy to the Governor of Virginia; Counsel to the U.S. Senate’s Judiciary Subcommittee on Technology; and outside legal counsel to several U.S. semiconductor companies. Mr. Nuechterlein serves on the board of directors of The Jones Group (NYSE: JNY) and Chesapeake Lodging Trust (NYSE: CHSP). Among his non-profit activities, he serves on the Board of Trustees of The College Foundation at the University of Virginia; The Potomac School in McLean, Virginia; Americans for Oxford in New York; The Classical American Homes Preservation Trust; and he is a member of the U.S. Department of State’s 100,000 Strong Advisory Committee focused on dramatically increasing the number of Americans studying in China, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.
Associate Dean of Students
Marsh Pattie has served as an associate dean of students in the Office of the Dean of Students (ODOS) since June 2012. He serves on the on-call team and assists with crisis management, as well as general student advising and support. Mr. Pattie also oversees the student criminal self-disclosure process and manages the administrative services unit within ODOS.
From 2005-2012, Mr. Pattie served the Darden School of Business in a series of roles that included Director for Student Affairs, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, and Assistant Dean for the full-time MBA program. He received his B.A. from the College of William & Mary with a double major in history and government, as well as a master’s of education and a Ph.D. in Social Foundations of Education from the Curry School of Education.
Katharine Sadowski is a second year student. She is applying to the Batten School of Public Policy and Leadership and the Curry School of Education and hopes to pursue a career in Educational Policy. She aspires to one-day work for the Department of Education. She currently serves as co-chair of the Community Affairs Committee of Student Council, chair of the U-Scouts Merit Badge University Committee, and works as a volunteer with various Madison House programs. She is also creating a Leadership Workshop Club in order to teach Charlottesville and Albemarle high schools the importance of leadership.
Professor and Director, Cancer Center
Mr. Weber is the Cancer Center Director as well as a Professor of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology. He has overall responsibility for orchestrating the research, clinical, and educational components of the Cancer Center. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California San Diego. Mr. Weber’s research interest is Signal Transducing Kinases in Cancer
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Music
Richard Will specializes in European music of the 18th and early 19th centuries, as well as American folk and roots music. Current projects include Mozart Live: Performance, Media, and Meaning, an examination of Mozart performance in the 20th century, and studies in the ideology of folk music collecting and arranging. He is the author of The Characteristic Symphony in the Age of Haydn and Beethoven (Cambridge University Press, 2002), and of articles and reviews in Music & Letters, Journal of the American Musicological Society, Beethoven Forum, Musical Quarterly, The Cambridge History of 18th-Century Music, and elsewhere. He has received fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the American Philosophical Society, and the German Academic Exchange Service among others. He is also a bluegrass fiddler and hosts a regular jam session for members of the university and Charlottesville communities.
Buckner W. Clay Dean of Arts & Sciencesand Professor of Politics
Since arriving at the University of Virginia in the summer of 2008, Meredith Woo has developed and implemented a strategic plan to advance the distinctive position of the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences as an institution that provides a transformational educational experience, amid the benefits and energy of a major research university. She has sought to enhance the College’s scholarly visibility, particularly in the sciences, global studies, and collaborative and multidisciplinary research.
Dean Woo came to U.Va. from the University of Michigan, where she served most recently as professor of political science and associate dean for the social sciences in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. Prior to her eight years on the Michigan faculty, she taught for 12 years at Northwestern University, where she helped rebuild the department of political science and co-founded the Center for International and Comparative Studies.
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