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Appointment of Dr. Jeffrey Belnap, Dean LIU Global College and University Dean of International Education

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Dr. Jeffrey Kane,Vice President for Academic Affairs
Long Island University

After an intensive national search, and upon the recommendation of the search committee and in consultation with President David Steinberg, I am delighted to announce we have been fortunate to attract Dr. Jeffrey Belnap to the position of Dean of LIU Global College and University Dean of International Education.

While Dr. Belnap will not begin his new post until June 15, 2013, he will serve as a consultant for the College in the interim, working with Acting Dean Kathleen Modrowski, LIU Global College Center Directors, the faculty, administrators and staff to articulate a dynamic vision for LIU Global. He will also work with University leaders on internationalization efforts at both the Brooklyn and Post campuses.

Dr. Belnap holds a PhD in Comparative Literature and Critical Theory from the University of California, Irvine. In June he will be stepping down from his position as Chief Academic Officer at Zayed University, a Middle States-accredited university in the United Arab Emirates with campuses in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. During his ten years at Zayed University, he has worked with faculty from over forty countries to redesign the core curriculum, to facilitate first-time accreditation processes (MSCHE, NCATE, ABET, AACSB, NASAD), to manage the rapid expansion of undergraduate and graduate education and to integrate mobile technology into the university's curriculum. He has extensive experience in foreign studies programs, both at Zayed University and at Brigham Young University’s Hawaii campus, where he served as the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. With energy, motivation, and a dedication to preparing students for an increasingly interdependent and connected world, Dr. Belnap’s personal commitment aligns with LIU Global College’s curricular model and the University’s internationalization efforts.

We look to Dr. Belnap’s enthusiasm, strategic focus, and extensive professional, teaching and research background to lead the College and build upon its unique character. Please join me in extending Dr. Belnap congratulations in his new role.

Posted 12/06/2012

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