Hoft named interim dean of College of Arts and Sciences
YPSILANTI - Hartmut Hoft, professor of computer science and interim associate dean of Eastern Michigan University’s College of Arts and Sciences, has been named interim dean of the college, effective June 27. He replaces Linda Pritchard who had served as dean since July 2002.
“I appreciate Dr. Hoft’s willingness to step forward to assume this important leadership role,” said Loppnow.
“I am excited to have been chosen interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. The College has a vibrant faculty that is involved in many endeavors within and outside of the University,” said Hoft. “I look forward to working with the faculty, department heads, deans, the Provost and our new president, Dr. John Fallon, in engaging the College and its students in the challenges of the 21st century.”
Hoft, 62, of Ann Arbor, has taught as EMU since 1970. He served as acting head of the department of math and computer science from 1983 – 1985. The department was split into two separate departments in 1985. From 1985-1986, Hoft was on sabbatical at the University of Kaiserslautern in Germany, and then returned to EMU as a professor in computer science. He was named department head for computer science in 2000 and was appointed interim associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in 2005.
A graduate of the University of Munster (Germany), he received a master’s degree from the University of Bonn and a doctorate from the University of Houston.
Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their careers and lives, and to be better citizens.
Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their career and lives, and to be better citizens.
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