Framing Higher Education
Monday, June 25, 2012
2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Azalea, Garden Level
A key element in successful communication and collaborations is knowing your partners. What are the major issues they are facing? What are they looking for? What do they need from you? In this session, we will be joined by senior campus leaders Robin Forman and Steve Everett from Emory University who will share with us their perspectives and insights. The majority of this session will be interactive Q&A.
Forman previously was a member of the Rice faculty since 1987, being named full professor of mathematics in 1999 and serving as chair of the Department of Mathematics from 2001-2005. He served as Rice's dean of undergraduate studies from 2005-July 2010. He was a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania who earned a Ph.D. in mathematics from Harvard University, serving for two years as an instructor at MIT before going to Rice.
Forman's research, which has been funded by the NSF, NSA and DARPA, focuses on combinatorial methods in topology and geometry.
Among his varied avocational interests are chess, where he has attained the rank of Master; stand-up comedy; and songwriting. He and his wife, Ann Owens, have a son, Saul, who is 12.
About Steve Everett:
At Emory University, he has served as Chair of the Department of Music, Interim Director of the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Chair of the Faculty Council, and President of the University Senate.