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Ralph Rosen: SAS Associate Dean for Graduate Studies
April 15, 2008, Volume 54, No. 29



Ralph Rosen, Rose Family Endowed Term Professor and professor of classical studies, has been appointed Associate Dean for Graduate Studies in the School of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2008. He will oversee the School’s doctoral programs, which take place in 32 graduate groups and enroll approximately 2000 students, and he will also have responsibility for several SAS centers.

Dr. Rosen is a scholar of ancient Greek literature and intellectual history, with special interests in ancient satire and Greco-Roman medicine. His latest book is Making Mockery: The Poetics of Ancient Satire (Oxford, 2007). He is also a recipient of the Ira H. Abrams Award, the School’s highest teaching honor.

Dr. Rosen received his master’s degree and doctorate from Harvard, and he arrived at Penn in 1983. He has served in a host of administrative roles at the University, including chair, graduate chair and undergraduate chair of Classical studies, founding director of the Center for Ancient Studies, and co-founder of the Penn-Leiden Colloquia on Ancient Values.

“I look forward to working with Ralph and am confident that the School’s graduate education mission will be well served by him,” said SAS Dean Rebecca Bushnell.

Dr. Rosen will succeed Jack Nagel, Stephen F. Goldstone Endowed Term Professor of Political Science, who will return to full-time research and teaching. Dr. Nagel was responsible for overseeing the complex National Research Council ranking process in SAS and was instrumental in streamlining the administration of graduate funding.



Almanac - April 15, 2008, Volume 54, No. 29