Denison Names Bradley W. Bateman As the University's New Provost
Posted: April 16, 2007
Denison University has named Bradley W. Bateman, associate dean at Grinnell College (Iowa), as provost, the chief academic officer of this national liberal arts college. Bateman, who has chaired Grinnell's Economics Department and is the Gertrude B. Austin Professor of Economics, has also been named Professor of Economics at Denison. A member of the Grinnell faculty since 1987, Bateman has served both as acting director of the Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations and Human Rights and of the Center for Prairie Studies at the Iowa school. At Denison, Bateman succeeds David R. Anderson, who became president of St. Olaf College in Minnesota last July. C. Keith Boone, associate provost, has served as interim chief academic officer during the current year.
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"Brad is an outstanding find for Denison," said President Dale T. Knobel. "He has had a distinguished career in teaching and scholarship at Grinnell and has led campus-wide initiatives on academic advising and core curriculum reform. He combines experience as a teacher-scholar at another leading liberal arts college with proven administrative achievement. Dr. Bateman is arriving at an auspicious time for Denison. The college is able to attract students with outstanding credentials from across the nation and bring them into close connection with exceptional professors. Denison enjoys remarkable campus facilities, enhanced by the success of its ongoing $160 million comprehensive campaign, 'Higher Ground.' Brad will help us build upon these strengths."
A 1979 graduate of Alma College (Mich.), Bateman earned his master's and doctoral degrees in economics at the University of Kentucky. He began his teaching career at Simmons College. His fields of interest are the history of economic thought, monetary/macroeconomics, and natural resource economics.
Bateman has an international reputation as a student of the economic thought of John Maynard Keynes and is author of Keynes's Uncertain Revolution and co-editor of two additional books, Cambridge Companion to Keynes (with Roger E. Backhouse) and Keynes and Philosophy: Essays on the Origin of Keynes's Thought (with J.B. Davis). His essays have appeared in many scholarly journals, including the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, the Atlantic Economic Journal, and the Journal of the History of Economic Thought. "His books and articles are standard reading material in many undergraduate and graduate courses," noted Knobel. Bateman is currently completing a term as president of the History of Economics Society, which he also has served as vice-president and as a member of the executive council.
As provost, Bateman will function as Denison's executive vice president. In addition to his direct leadership responsibilities related to curriculum and the faculty, he has oversight of libraries, computing services, intercollegiate athletics, off-campus study, the office of the registrar, and the Denison Museum.
Bateman will assume his duties at Denison on July 1.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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