Dr. Deocampo moves to new position as Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce that Dr. Daniel Deocampo, Professor and Chair of Geosciences, has accepted the Associate Dean for Faculty Evaluation position, which will be reconstituted as the “Associate Dean for Faculty Advancement.”
As Associate Dean for Faculty Advancement, Deocampo will spearhead the evaluation and career progression of faculty in the college. Deocampo is an internationally recognized geologist and geochemist whose work is inherently interdisciplinary. He has published 33 peer-reviewed papers and secured more than $1 million in external funding as a PI and another $1 million as Co-PI or Co-I. Deocampo was elected Fellow of the Geological Society of America in 2014, and he has been recognized with awards at the college, university, and university system levels for his research contributions and accomplishments.
As department chair since 2013, Deocampo has guided Geosciences through a period of remarkable growth and success. He has managed a highly diverse group of faculty that span the natural and social sciences. Under Deocampo’s leadership, the Department of Geosciences nearly quadrupled its sponsored funding from $200,000 in FY2013 to $750,000 in FY2016, with virtually every faculty member supported by external funding. Dan oversaw the launch of new B.A. and B.S. programs in Geosciences, designed the department’s new M.S. concentration in Water Sciences, and supported collaborative Geosciences concentrations in the Chemistry and Sociology Ph.D. programs. During this time, the department’s majors grew by 20% at the undergraduate level and 22% at the graduate level.
Dr. Deocampo is dearly loved by his students, faculty, and staff. He will be missed in our day to day operations, but he will continue to be a huge contributor to our department.