Mar 18th, 2011 by sfs
Timothy Barbari is being tapped to lead the Science, Technology and International Affairs (STIA) program within the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS) at Georgetown University.
Professor Barbari has been dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Associate Provost for Research for the Main Campus of Georgetown University. He will conclude his service in that role at the end of the 2010-2011 academic year, having decided not to consider a second term as dean. His appointment is effective January 1, 2012. Between July 1, 2011, when his service as dean and associate provost ends, and December 31, 2011, Barbari will be on research leave at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo., under the co-sponsorship of the National Bioenergy Center and the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.
As director of STIA, Barbari will succeed Elizabeth Stephen, who has been a member of the Georgetown University faculty since 1987 and has served as STIA director since 2007. “We are indebted to Betsi Stephen for her remarkable leadership. As the face and voice of the STIA program, she has been its greatest champion, and her visionary approach to a complex academic discipline has yielded enormous benefits for our students,” Dean Lancaster said. “Even as she has led STIA, Professor Stephen has been a pioneer in developing a student writing portfolio, which has guided students from her freshman proseminar students throughout their four years at Georgetown.”
Professor Stephen will serve as associate director of STIA during the spring 2012 semester to assist Professor Barbari during the transition.
“Since Tim Barbari arrived at Georgetown in 2006, he has had an enormous positive impact on GU as an institution. I know that he will bring the same commitment to leadership and innovation to the one-of-a-kind STIA program,” said SFS Dean Carol Lancaster.
STIA is a unique, multi- and inter-disciplinary liberal arts program whose focus is science and technology – the environment, health, energy, security and development – as these topics are interwoven with the historical, political, economic, cultural and social concerns of international affairs. STIA is one of seven majors within the Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service (BSFS) program and offers related stand-alone programming, such as the annual Loewy Lecture.