Carol Stabile named interim dean for the Clark Honors College

September 4, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

I am extremely pleased to announce that I have named Carol Stabile, the associate dean for strategic initiatives for the College of Arts and Sciences, as the interim dean for the Clark Honors College. She will start in her new position on September 8, 2020.

Carol has extensive, interdisciplinary history at UO. She will bring a strong and resourceful approach to guiding the CHC, and she will continue the work that former Dean Gabe Paquette and his team have worked on over the last two years.

Since 2008, Carol has served as a professor in the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, as well as the School of Journalism and Communication. She has been a faculty in residence at CHC for the last year, and has taught a variety of courses in the honors college since 2013. She is author or editor of five books, most recently The Broadcast 41: Women and the Anti-Communist Blacklist (MIT Press, 2018). She has taught courses on media history, feminist science fiction, and public writing. This winter, she will be teaching a Calderwood seminar in the CHC on writing for social justice.

Her service record at UO is equally impressive and Carol has had an impact on the way we support our students and protect them from harm. Most notably, she co-chaired the University Senate’s Task Force to Address Sexual Assault and Survivor Support in 2014. One year later, she co-chaired the UO Committee on Sexual and Gender-based Violence. She was awarded the Wayne Westling Award for Distinguished University Service and Leadership by the University Senate for her work in that area. In 2016-17, she served on President Mike Schill’s Sexual Assault Advisory Committee.

She also chaired the Student Success and Remote Education Task Force in April 2020, and was a member of the Student Success Working Group in the Division of Undergraduate Education and Student Success for the Office of the Provost during winter 2020.

In CAS, Carol worked with all departments, the Division of Undergraduate Education and Student Success, and the University Career Center to open Tykeson Hall and implement a new advising model, including the creation of major and minor maps that combine information about academics with career readiness materials. In addition to her work on student success, she organized and led faculty writing circles, and worked with CAS leadership to plan and launch its Interdisciplinary Research Talks series.

Before coming to the UO, she held academic positions at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the University of Pittsburgh.

Please join me in congratulating Carol. In the meantime, I will work with my team to formulate a plan on conducting a search to fill the position of CHC dean permanently. I hope you and your families are healthy and safe.

Patrick Phillips
Provost and Senior Vice President