Amin will begin two-year term as associate dean of CASL on Aug. 15

July 19, 2007


DEARBORN / July 19, 2007---Camron Michael Amin, associate professor of history at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, has been named associate dean of the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters for a two-year term, beginning Aug. 15, 2007. His appointment was approved by the U-M Regents at their meeting last month.

As associate dean, Amin said he will focus on making necessary tasks--such as scheduling, course approval and assessment--more efficient and useful for CASL faculty, staff and students. He will also develop a proposal for an administrative internship program to help prepare interested CASL faculty for leadership positions at the university.

"Besides publishing interesting and important work on Middle East history, Cam Amin has been a leader in the history discipline, in Faculty Senate, and in the college's First-Year Seminar project,” according to CASL Dean Kathryn Anderson-Levitt. “We are delighted and grateful that he is willing to serve CASL in this new role."

Amin joined the UM-Dearborn faculty in 1997 and was promoted to associate professor, with tenure, in 2003. He received bachelor’s degrees in history and electrical engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1988 and his doctoral degree in Near Eastern languages and civilizations at the University of Chicago in 1996.

Amin is the author of The Making of the Modern Iranian Woman: Gender, State Policy and Popular Culture, 1865-1946 and is a contributing editor for The Modern Middle East: A Sourcebook for History.

He has served as a member of the Faculty Senate, Department of Social Sciences executive committee, CASL Advising Board of Faculty Advisors and the Child Development Center’s advisory board.



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