|Julia Moore Converse
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- Patricia Woldar was named Assistant Dean for Administration
of the Graduate School of Fine Arts. Woldar comes to Penn from Philadelphia
University of the Arts, where she served as assistant and associate
provost and played a key role on the team that helped manage the merger
of the two institutions that became the new university. Woldar is
a graduate of Ohio State University, from which she received both
a B.A. in Art History and a Master of Public Administration degree.
- Lindsay Falck was appointed Assistant Dean for Operations
and Planning for the Graduate School of Fine Arts. Falck is a familiar
face to GFSA students after having taught design studios and core
courses in construction in the Department of Archictecture. Falcks
current research projects include archaeological conservation and
structural mechanics at Catalhoyuk, Turkey, and high performance,
climate-adjustable building enclosure systems. Falck has a B.Arch.
and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of
Capetown, South Africa, where he later served as director of undergraduate
studies and dean of the faculty.
- Julia Moore Converse was appointed Assistant Dean for External
Relations for the Graduate School of Fine Arts, a role in which she
will oversee the development activities of GFSA. Additionally, Converse
remains the Director of the Archives and Curator of the Louis I. Kahn
Collection. She was a contributing author to Louis I. Kahn:
In the Realm of Architecture, and The Louis I. Kahn Archive
- Thomas P. Gerrity, Ph.D., outgoing Dean of the Wharton School,
was appointed this week to serve as Director of the Wharton Forum
on Electronic Commerce, a business-academic partnership focusing on
e-business. The Forum brings together corporate leaders with Wharton
faculty to share insights and discuss research on topics such as Internet
pricing strategies and emerging new models for Web-based enterprises.
Gerrity was founder and CEO of the Index Group, which he built into
one of the worlds leading consulting firms in information technology
and management. Under his leadership as dean, the Wharton School attracted
record numbers of applicants, unprecedented financial support and
widespread recognition around the world for its leadership in management
education. Gerritys appointment further signals the Schools
commitment to e-commerce and technology-related initiatives.
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Originally published on October 14, 1999