Duquesne University names new dean

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Philip Reeder has been named the new dean of Duquesne University's Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences effective, officials announced today. The appointment is effective July 1.

He succeeds David Seybert, Bayer dean since 2002, who plans to return to full-time teaching, the university said.

Mr. Reeder chairs the Division of Environmental Science and Policy and is an associate professor in the Department of Geography, Environment and Planning at the University of South Florida, according to Duquesne.

"To be part of an established school like the Bayer School, and to be selected to lead it into the future is truly exciting," said Reeder in a statement released by the university. "The aspirations for the University, and the Bayer School, are very much in line with my perspectives on what makes a strong School of Natural and Environmental Sciences."

Mr. Reeder's research and areas of expertise include environmental change, paleo-climate and landscape evolution; environmental education, sustainability and the human role in environmental change; and paleo-environments, geoarchaeology and cultural landscape evolution, Duquesne said in announcing the appointment.

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Bill Schackner: bschackner@post-gazette.com


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