Alber Carnesale, professor of Public Policy, was officially appointed Academic Dean of the Kennedy School of Government, a newly created position, this week. Carnesale will represent the K-School faculty in the administration and play a leading role in directing the academic affairs of the school.
Carnesale--who first came to the University in 1974--said this week he will try to increase faculty input and involvement in academic areas. He singled' out faculty appointments and the school's curriculum--which is currently being revised--as issues of concern.
Carnesale will round out a "man agement troika" which included Graham Allison Jr. '62, dean of the K-School, and Hale Champion, executive cean of the K-School. He will "focus primarily on the role of the faculty in school affairs," while Champion "will continue to focus primarily on the administrative dimensions," Allison said this week.
The position was created to "get a share of the problems off [Allison's] back," Champion said yesterday, nothing that as the school has grown over the past few years, other duties have restricted the amount of timE Allison could devote to the increasing academic needs.
Ira A. Jackson '70, associate dean of the K-School, said yesterday the move reflected a "heightened institutional commitment" to "nurturing an intellectual agenda."
All the senior faculty is delighted by [the appointment]," Richard E. Neustadt, Littauer Professor of Public Administration, said. "There is a great amount of business he can facilitate," he added.
Richard J. Zeckhauser, professor of Political Economy and chairman of the K-School's research committee, said he hoped that Carnesale would also try to "reduce the administrative burden for the rest of the school," adding, "It wouldn't upset me if the chairmen of committees would play a less important role."
Carnesale, who currently chairs the faculty appointments committee, said he will continue to split his time evenly between administrative duties and esearch and teaching.
An expert on nuclear energy and uclear weaponry, Carnesale was ominated by former President Carter in 980 to head the Nuclear Regulatory ommission. He served on the United States delegation in the Strategic Arms imitation Talks in the early '70s and later eaded the U.S. delegation to the International Nuclear Fuel Cycle valuation.
Carnesale first came to the K-School asociate director of the Center for Science and International Affairs.