Deans and Directors

 

Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Dr. Karin Wittenberg (Acting Dean)


Dr. Karin Wittenberg

Faculty of Architecture

Mr. Ralph Stern (Dean)

Ralph Stern received his professional and academic education in the United States and Germany. He has held professional licensure in Germany (Berlin), and maintains licensure in the United States (New York), where he is a member of the American Institute of Architects (A.I.A.) and in Canada (Manitoba), where he is a member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (R.A.I.C.).

He has extensive international teaching experience. Prior to joining the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Manitoba, Professor Stern taught in the United States and Europe, including the Technical University Berlin and the University of the Arts Berlin, where he was co-director of the Program for Urban Processes. He served as Visiting Faculty for the Cities Programme at the London School of Economics, the Department of Architecture at the University of Washington, the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University, and the History, Theory, and Criticism of Architecture and Art Program at MIT. He has also been a Research Associate in the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Cambridge.

 


Mr. Ralph Stern

School of Art

Mr. Paul Hess (Director)

Originally from Toronto, Paul Hess studied at the University of Guelph and received his MFA from NSCAD in 1978. He has lived on the east coast and the west coast and taught at several universities across Canada. His paintings and photographs have been shown in various centers across Canada since 1974. He has received arts grants from the Ontario Arts Council, BC Arts Council and the Canada Council. In 1987, he was appointed to the faculty at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver where he held teaching and administrative roles, including Dean of Media Arts. In 2008, he was appointed Director of the School of Art at the University of Manitoba.

 


Mr. Paul Hess

  

Faculty of Arts

Dr. Jeff Taylor (Dean)

Jeffery Taylor began his term as Dean of the Faculty of Arts on 1 September 2011. He came to the University of Manitoba after twenty years at Athabasca University in Alberta. During his time at Athabasca University, Dr. Taylor served as Coordinator of the Labour Studies program, Chair of the Centre for Work and Community Studies, and Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in addition to various positions, including President, with the Athabasca University Faculty Association.

Dr. Taylor is an historian specializing in Canadian labour history. He is the author of two books and numerous articles in Canadian labour history and Canadian history more generally. He also has an interest in internet-based learning and has published a number of articles on the use of online technologies in workplace education and training. His current research interests include the origins and development of workplace grievance and arbitration systems in Canada and the application and use of internet-based learning technologies in higher education.

 


Dr. Jeff Taylor

I.H. Asper School of Business

Dr. Michael Benarroch (Dean)

Dr. Michael Benarroch is Dean and CA Manitoba Chair in Business Leadership at the Asper School of Business, effective November 15, 2011. Previously he was the founding Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Winnipeg. A graduate of the Unversity of Winnipeg with a BA(Hons) in Economics , he received his PhD in Economics from Carleton University in 1992 and a Masters from the University of Western Ontario in 1984. His research has focused on international trade, economic development, environmental economics and government policy and he has written widely on these subjects. Dean Benarroch served as an Associate Editor for The Encyclopaedia of Manitoba published by Great Plains Publications.

Dr. Benarroch is a member of the Premier’s Economic Advisory Council, the Council of Economic Advisors for Credit Union Central, and the Council of Advisors for Harris Consulting. He provides guest lectures relating to the state of local, Canadian and global economies and, over the past several years has provided expert commentary on both the federal and provincial budgets for CBC Radio One in Winnipeg. 


Dr. Michael Benarroch

Faculty of Education

Dr. David Mandzuk (Dean)

Dr. David Mandzuk began his teaching career in 1979.  He spent the first 20 years teaching in four elementary/middle years schools in Winnipeg during which time he was a classroom teacher, physical education teacher, collaborating teacher, faculty advisor, and head teacher.  In 1999 he was appointed as an Assistant Professor and Middle Years stream leader and led the Middle Years and Weekend College programs until 2005.  In 2003, he was appointed as the Associate Dean (Undergraduate Programs).  In 2012 he became the Acting Dean and in 2013 he was appointed as the Dean of Education. 

Dr. Mandzuk has contributed to books and has co-authored to books with Shelley Hasinoff, the first with the National Middle School Association entitled “Slices of Life: Managing dilemmas in middle grades teaching” in 2010.  The second book, also with Shelley Hasinoff is entitled “Case Studies in Educational Foundations: Canadian Perspectives” and will be published early in 2015 by Oxford University Press.  Dr. Mandzuk has also published in national and international journals.  He has been president of the Canadian Association of Foundations of Education (CAFE) from 2005-2010 and is the chair elect of the International Council of Education for Teaching (ICET), an international NGO that brings developed and developing countries together on educational and teacher education matters.

 


Dr. David Mandzuk

  

Faculty of Engineering

Dr. Jonathan Beddoes (Dean)

Dr. Beddoes has an engineering career that includes industrial product and process development, research in industrial and government laboratories, as well as extensive experience in academia. Prior to joining the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Manitoba in 2011, for eighteen years he was a faculty member in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Carleton University, Ottawa, including six years as Department Chair. He has taught engineering courses at all levels from first year to graduate studies. Before joining academia he worked at Pratt & Whitney Canada Inc., and Alcan Aluminium for ten years.

His research interests have included high strength aluminum alloys for aircraft applications, casting and processing of aluminum for high value added sheet products, processing/recycling of Al-Si alloys, and high temperature materials for gas turbine applications. He is the (co-)author of more than 60 research papers, three patents and two books dealing with industrial processing of engineering materials.

 


Dr. Jonathan Beddoes

  

Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

Dr. Norman Halden (Dean)

 


Dr. Norman Halden

  

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Dr. Jay Doering (Vice-Provost (Graduate Education) & Dean, Graduate Studies)

Dr. Jay Doering obtained a B.Sc. (Civil Engineering) from Queen’s University in 1984 and a Ph.D. from Dalhousie University in 1988. He assumed his first academic appointment at McMaster University. In 1993 he joined the University of Manitoba, where he served terms as Associate Head and Head of Civil Engineering. Before being appointed Vice-Provost (Graduate Education), he was the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, a position that he still holds, and has held since July 2005. He has previously held positions of president for both the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS) and the Western Canadian Deans of Graduate Studies.  He is currently a board member of the U.S. Council of Graduate Schools (CGS).< /p>

Dr. Doering is a licensed professional engineer (in Manitoba and Ontario) and a professor of Civil Engineering with expertise in water resources engineering. He is known internationally for his work in coastal processes, river ice engineering, and hydraulic models. Locally, he is known for his expertise in the infrastructure and history of flooding in the Red River Valley, for which he won an Outreach Award in 2011. He is a Fellow of Engineers Canada and the Society for Civil Engineering and has won awards for research and teaching in this discipline. He has served in executive board positions with the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, the Canadian Water Resources Association, and the Canadian Coastal Science and Engineering Association. He has remained active in the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Manitoba (APEGM) where he has served as member of council and the awards committee. He is currently is a member of APEGM’s investigation committee.

 


Dr. Jay Doering

  

Faculty of Health Sciences

Dr. Brian Postl  (Dean of Medicine and Dean & Vice-Provost (Health Sciences)

Dr. Postl is a graduate of the University of Manitoba. He received his doctor of medicine degree in 1976 and the Royal College Fellowship in Community Medicine and in Pediatrics in 1981 and 1982, respectively. He was the founding president and CEO of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA), a position he held for 10 years.

Dr. Postl has served as head of Pediatrics and Child Health and as head of Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba. He has also served as director of the J.A. Hildes Northern Medical Unit, a division of community and northern medicine, and as director of the Faculty of Medicine’s community medical residency program.

His research, published works and professional involvement focus on Aboriginal child health, circumpolar health and human resource planning. His contributions in these areas, combined with his experience as a visiting pediatrician to communities in northern Manitoba and Nunavut, contributed to him earning the Canadian Association of Pediatric Health Centre’s Child Health Award of Distinction in 2006 and the Inter-Professional Association on Native Employment’s Champion of Aboriginal Employment award in 2007.

 


Dr. Brian Postl

  

College of Dentistry

Dr. Anthony Iacopino (Deans)

Dr. Iacopino is an internationally known and respected scholar in the areas of periodontal-systemic connection, graduate dental education, dental curriculum reform, and the integration of research and scholarship into the dental curriculum. He has co-chaired a Gordon Conference on periodontal diseases, been an invited speaker at international consensus conferences for the National Institutes of Health, and served on several distinguished federal study sections and committees. He has also organized many national symposia on dental research and education issues for the American and International Associations for Dental Research and the American Dental Education Association.

Dr. Iacopino obtained a BA (Biological Sciences) from Rutgers College, a DMD (1986), and a Ph.D (1990 in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology), from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. In addition, Dr. Iacopino has obtained certification in Prosthodontics (1990), TMJ/Craniomandibular Disorders (1990) and Geriatrics and Gerontology (1991).

 


Dr. Anthony

  

College of Medicine

Dr. Brian Postl (Dean of Medicine and Dean & Vice-Provost (Health Sciences)

Dr. Postl is a graduate of the University of Manitoba. He received his doctor of medicine degree in 1976 and the Royal College Fellowship in Community Medicine and in Pediatrics in 1981 and 1982, respectively. He was the founding president and CEO of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA), a position he held for 10 years.

Dr. Postl has served as head of Pediatrics and Child Health and as head of Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba. He has also served as director of the J.A. Hildes Northern Medical Unit, a division of community and northern medicine, and as director of the Faculty of Medicine’s community medical residency program.

His research, published works and professional involvement focus on Aboriginal child health, circumpolar health and human resource planning. His contributions in these areas, combined with his experience as a visiting pediatrician to communities in northern Manitoba and Nunavut, contributed to him earning the Canadian Association of Pediatric Health Centre’s Child Health Award of Distinction in 2006 and the Inter-Professional Association on Native Employment’s Champion of Aboriginal Employment award in 2007.

 


Dr. Brian Postl

  

College of Nursing  

Dr. Beverly O'Connell (Dean)

Professor Beverly O’Connell has more than 20 years’ experience teaching and researching in the areas of falls prevention, care of the older person, continence care, risk management and carer needs. Previously, she held the positions of:  Inaugural Chair in Nursing at Deakin – Southern Health Nursing Research Centre; Associate Dean (Research) for the Faculty of Health at Deakin, Associate Head (Research) with Deakin’s School of Nursing and Midwifery; Director of the Quality and Risk Management in Clinical and Aged Care research cluster; Chair in Nursing at Cabrini Health and Deakin University; Nursing Research Director at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital; and Director, Centre for Nursing Research and Development at Curtin University.

She has extensive experience as chief investigator of multidisciplinary research projects, using both quantitative and qualitative methodologies.

 


Dr. Beverly O'Connell

  

College of Pharmacy

Dr. Neal Davies (Dean)

Following his parmacy training and PhD work in Alberta, Dr. Davies took a position as a lecturer at the University of Sydney in 1998. In 2002, he joined Washington State University's College of Pharmacy where he held several roles including directing the Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Program, Professional and Undergraduate Research, and the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program.

 


Dr. Neal Davies

  

College of Rehabilitation Sciences

Dr. Emily Etchverry (Director)


Dr. Emily Etchverry

  

Faculty of Human Ecology

Dr. Harvy Frankel (Acting Dean)


  

Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

Dr. Douglas Brown (Dean)

Dr. Brown holds a PhD in Sport History from the University of Western Ontario. His research has focused on the origins of the Modern Olympic-Games, early Canadian Mountaineering and winter sports, generally. From these vantage points Dr. Brown explores themes such as identity, ethnicity and human agency within sport as well as the aesthetics or poetics of sport participation. He is widely published in international publications and his research has been funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research council of Canada.


Dr. Douglas Brown

  

Faculty of Law

Dr. Lorna Turnbull (Dean)


Dr. Lorna Turnbull

  

Desautels Faculty of Music

Dr. Edmund Dawe

An accomplished pianist and educator, Newfoundland-born Dr. Edmund Dawe is highly regarded as a soloist, collaborative artist, educator, adjudicator, lecturer, and administrator.

Prior to joining the Faculty in 2007 as Dean, Edmund was a professor of piano and also served as Head of Mount Allison University’s Department of Music in New Brunswick. Having performed as a soloist and collaborative pianist in Canada, the United States, Great Britain, France, Hong Kong, and Korea, Edmund also brings to the Faculty his expertise and ongoing research in piano pedagogy and performance.


Dr. Edmund Dawes


  

Faculty of Science

Dr. Stefi Baum (Dean commencing October 1, 2014)

Dr. Stefi Baum received her doctorate in Astronomy from the University of Maryland and her Bachelor of Arts in Physics from Harvard University.  Her research expertise spans astrophysics and imaging sciences.  She has demonstrated accomplishments in administrative leadership, teaching, research and public service. She is currently Professor, and Director and School Head at the Chester F. Carlson Centre for Imaging Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. 


  

Faculty of Social Work

Dr. Jim Mulvale

 


Dr. Jim Mulvale

  

Division of Extended Education

Dr. Gary Hepburn (Dean)


Dr. Gary Hepburn

  

St. Andrew's College

V. Rev. Fr. Roman .Bozyk (Dean of Theology)


  

St. John's College

Dr. Chris Trott (Warden/Vice-Chancellor)


Dr. Chris Trott

  

St. Paul's College

Dr. Christopher Adams (Rector)


Dr. Chritopher Adams

  

University College

Dr. Jeff Taylor (Dean)


Dr. Jeff Taylor