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Fr. Kalscheur Appointed as Interim A&S Dean

04/24/14
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Gregory Kalscheur, SJ (Photo by Lee Pellegrini)

By Jack Dunn | Director of News & Public Affairs

Published: Apr. 24, 2014

Gregory Kalscheur, SJ, senior associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been named interim dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, effective June 1. He will assume the leadership role held by David Quigley, who was named provost and dean of faculties.

During his time as senior associate dean, Fr. Kalscheur won praise from A&S faculty for his work on core renewal, faculty engagement and mentoring, and from students for his continued commitment to teaching.     

In announcing the appointment, Quigley praised Fr. Kalscheur as an individual ideally suited to oversee A&S at this time.
“I’ve long admired Greg Kalscheur’s exceptional commitment to teaching and to his students, and his inspiring seriousness of purpose, first at the Law School and for the last few years in Gasson Hall,” said Quigley. “I’ve come to rely on his wise counsel on nearly all matters in Arts and Sciences, and he’s provided important leadership on the Core Foundations Task Force as well as our mentoring programs within the College. As we both prepare for June 1, I’m looking forward to working with Greg to advance undergraduate and graduate education across A&S.”        

Fr. Kalscheur said he was excited for the opportunity to serve as interim dean and to build on the good work put in place by the dean’s office in recent years.

“I am tremendously grateful to be given the opportunity to serve the University in this role,” said Fr. Kalscheur. “Teaching and research in the liberal arts and sciences are at the heart of the University’s Jesuit, Catholic mission, and I look forward to the privilege of working with the outstanding faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences in continuing to advance our commitment to academic excellence, intellectual rigor, and the preparation of our students for full and meaningful lives oriented toward service of the common good.” 

Fr. Kalscheur, who holds degrees from Georgetown University, the University of Michigan, the Weston Jesuit School of Theology and Columbia University, joined the faculty at Boston College Law School in 2003.  Prior to entering the Society of Jesus in 1992, he clerked for Judge Kenneth F. Ripple, US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and worked as a litigator at Hogan & Hartson in Washington, DC. After joining the Jesuits, he taught political science at Loyola College in Maryland and was assistant to the director of Loyola’s Center for Values and Service.