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DU Names new Dean for Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

April 28, 2014—The University of Denver has announced the new dean of the Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS). Dr. Daniel McIntosh, professor in the department of psychology, has been selected following an extensive search. McIntosh will begin his new position July 1, 2014.

"Dr. McIntosh is a great teacher, scholar and engaged member of the University community," said Dr. Gregg Kvistad, provost of the University. "His astonishing record of accomplishment, his achievements at the University and the extraordinary level of trust he has among his faculty and staff colleagues, make him an excellent choice to lead this large, complex and institutionally vital academic unit at the University of Denver."

After completing his PhD at the University of Michigan, McIntosh joined the University of Denver in 1992 as an assistant professor in the department of psychology. In 1999, he earned tenure and was promoted to associate professor, a position that he held until he was promoted to full professor in 2007. Between 2008 and 2012, McIntosh served as director of the University's Honors Program. In 2012, his psychology colleagues elected him chair of the department.

"I am thrilled and honored to be chosen for this position," said McIntosh. "The AHSS community embraces world-class scholars and artists collaborating with students in innovative and engaged education. I look forward to working with the students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of AHSS in moving our departments, programs and the university forward during this exciting time in higher education."

The divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences include 15 schools and departments ranging from music to psychology to political science to English. More than 220 AHSS faculty-scholars weave their research into course syllabi to serve more than 2,300 liberal arts undergraduate and graduate students.