Published on 08/10/05

Broder named associate dean of UGA ag college

By Sharron Hannon
University of Georgia

Josef M. Broder, a faculty member and administrator in the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences for 28 years, has been named associate dean of the college effective Aug. 15.

Incoming CAES Dean Jay Scott Angle, who will assume his own new position on that date, made the announcement. Angle comes to UGA from the University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. He succeeds Gale A. Buchanan, who stepped down as dean last Dec. 31 and retired from UGA on April 30. Broder served as interim dean while a national search was conducted.

"Joe Broder is exceptionally responsive to the needs of students and has also been instrumental in building new academic programs for the college," Angle said. "I am delighted that he has agreed to join the college's administrative team in this position."

Arnett C. Mace Jr., UGA senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, praised the appointment.

"Joe Broder is recognized campus-wide as a leader and a strong spokesperson for the enhancement of educational programs of the University of Georgia," he said. "I have the utmost respect for Joe and his ability to provide effective leadership for the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, as well as the university. He is one of the most capable faculty members I've had the opportunity to work with at UGA."

Broder is a professor of agricultural and applied economics and holds the title of University Professor, which recognizes faculty members for making a significant impact on the university.

He has won many awards for teaching excellence, including UGA's prestigious Meigs Professorship. He chairs UGA's Teaching Academy and was a member of the Task Force on General Education and Student Learning that spent the past year examining undergraduate learning at UGA.

Broder received a bachelor's degree in agricultural economics from UGA in 1971 and joined the college faculty in 1977 after earning master's and doctoral degrees from Michigan State University.

(Sharron Hannon is director of public relations for academic affairs with the University of Georgia.)

Sharron Hannon is director of public relations for academic affairs with the University of Georgia.