CSU–Pueblo announces finalists for CSM Dean position

Two individuals have been selected as finalists for the dean of the College of Science and Mathematics (CSM) at Colorado State University-Pueblo.

The following two candidates will interview at a variety of campus forums Jan. 23 and 26 for the position of Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics: Dr. Charles Joseph Amlaner, Jr. Professor of Physiology in the Department of Biology, Indiana State University; and Dr. Cheryl L. Klein Stevens, Chair of the Department of Chemistry at Xavier University of Louisiana.

The candidates will interview on campus on the following dates: Charles Joseph Amlaner, Jr., Friday, Jan. 23, and Cheryl L. Klein Stevens, Monday, Jan. 26; Interview schedules and copies of the candidates’ vitae will be available for viewing at www.colostate-pueblo.edu/csmsearch. Open forum sessions for the public will be offered from 2-4 p.m. on each of the dates in Life Sciences 105.

The CSM dean provides leadership and administration to the faculty, staff, and students in the College of Science and Mathematics. The dean fosters excellence in teaching, research and service to the campus and community for advancing the mission and goals of the College, the University, and the CSU System, and for participating in outreach efforts throughout the community. The College offers high-quality undergraduate and graduate education for a diverse student population through majors in 4 disciplines (biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics), a master of science degree in applied natural sciences, and minors in eight areas. In addition, the College is responsible for university-wide general education courses and support courses for other academic departments in mathematics and natural and physical sciences.

A professor physiology at Indiana State University since 1993, Amlaner also is a certified senior ecologist with the ecological Society of America. He has been the Theodore Dreiser Distinguished Research Professor at ISU since 2003. His major research interests include human sleep disorders, the sleep patterns of free-ranging and laboratory animals, and the use of biotelemetry in evaluating temporal and spatial patterns of behavior and physiology in unrestrained animals and humans. From 1985-1993, he was an associate professor of behavior physiology and an adjunct associate professor of bio-engineering at the University of Arkansas. He earned a bachelor’s degree in biophysics and a master’s degree in biology from Andrews

University in Michigan and a doctoral degree in animal behavior from Oxford University, England. He was awarded post doctoral fellowships both in the Chize Forest Telemetry Center in France and at Groningen in the Netherlands.

Klein Stevens has served as chair of the Department of Chemistry at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans since 2005. She has been a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry since 1982 and also served as an adjunct professor of chemistry at the university of New Orleans since 1982. From 1984-1995, she also was an adjunct professor medicinal chemistry at the University of Mississippi. She was a visiting professor at the University of Virginia during the Fall 2005 term. She earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry fro the University of Tampa, and a doctoral degree in physical chemistry from the University of New Orleans.

Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.