The University of Alberta Board of Governors today announced the reappointments of Daniel Woolf
and David Percy as Deans of Arts and Law respectively.
has been reappointed Dean of the Faculty of Arts for another five-year term effective July 1, 2008.Dr. Woolf
will take administrative leave July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008.Gurston Dacks will be acting dean during this time.Woolf joined the university as Dean of Arts in 2002.Prior to this he was the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and professor of history at McMaster University.He taught at Queen's University and Bishop's University before joining Dalhousie University's history department in 1987.While at Dalhousie, Woolf also served as associate dean and then acting dean of graduate studies.A specialist in early modern British cultural history and in the history of historical thought and writing in Britain and around the world, Woolf has been associate editor of and contributor to the mammoth Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
In 2006, Woolf
was elected to the Royal Society of Canada
(Academy of Social Sciences) and in 2005 was inducted as a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London
.He received his Doctor of Philosophy from Oxford University.