Lisa Martin selected as Graduate School associate dean

_SHR2718Lisa Martin, professor of political science, has been appointed associate dean of the Graduate School.

Martin has been a strong advocate of graduate education for over twenty-five years, developing policies to address the concerns of graduate students as well as advising and finding desirable career placements for her students.

“From my perspective, Lisa Martin has an intense interest and passion in graduate education and brings new thoughts and ideas to a complex campus enterprise where there are local, national and international challenges to recruiting and educating the best possible graduate students,” states Graduate School Dean William J. Karpus.

Martin came to UW-Madison in 2008 from Harvard University where she was the Clarence Dillion Professor of International Affairs in the Department of Government. Her research looks at the role of institutions and international organizations in world politics. Her work takes a strategic look at how institutional function and design influences state interactions.

In her new role as associate dean, Martin will serve on the leadership teams of both the Graduate School and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education.  She will work alongside Senior Associate Dean Daniel Kleinman, under the leadership of Dean William J. Karpus, and will serve as a member of the Graduate Faculty Executive Committee.

The associate dean’s responsibilities focus on the graduate student experience and on the allocation of resources supporting graduate education. Martin will guide the delivery of student services including funding, professional development, and communications, and will help develop policies for the recruitment, retention, and completion of a diverse graduate student body.

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