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Release: Sept. 16, 1999
McNulty resigns as associate provost of International
IOWA CITY, Iowa Michael L. McNulty, associate
provost and dean of University of Iowa International Programs, has announced
his resignation from this position, effective Jan. 1, 2000. McNulty, a UI
professor of geography, plans to return to teaching full-time in the 2000-2001
academic year, following a developmental leave in the spring 2000 semester.
McNulty has served as associate provost since July
1993, first in an interim capacity and then as a regular appointment. During
his tenure, he oversaw the reorganization of International Programs and helped
launch the Global Scholars Program. He also was instrumental in increasing
international travel funds for faculty, expanding opportunities for study
abroad, and securing external funding for international research and instruction
from federal grants and private foundations.
"I have really enjoyed working in International Programs,
and I think we've accomplished much during the last six years," McNulty said.
"Nonetheless, I always intended to rejoin the faculty after serving in the
administration and believe that it is now time to do so. I also believe that
our efforts to further internationalize the University of Iowa and to strengthen
the governance structure and administration of International Programs will
benefit from new leadership."
UI Provost Jon Whitmore said that he will appoint
a search committee to select McNulty's successor, and that he hopes that person
will be on the job by the time McNulty begins his leave in January.
McNulty joined the UI faculty in 1969. He has served
as chair of the department of geography and as director of the former Center
for International and Comparative Studies (CICS). He has also conducted research
and technical assistant projects in a number of countries including Ghana,
Nigeria, Kenya, India, Jordan, the Philippines, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Thailand
and Russia. He has published extensively on research related to urban and
economic development in Africa and other areas of the Third World.