Mike White named associate dean for academic, faculty affairs

Michael WhiteDepartment of Animal Science professor Mike White is the new Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Faculty Affairs in CFANS. In his new position, he will provide leadership and administrative responsibility for credit and non-credit undergraduate, continuing and distance education programs, including associated recruitment, admissions, student services and faculty development initiatives aligned with collegiate and university priorities.

White ('80–B.S., Wildlife; '86–Ph.D., Animal Science), a Morse-Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor, has been head of the animal science department for the past three years. He began his faculty career at The Ohio State University in 1986 and in 1992 joined the CFANS animal science department. His research discipline is muscle biology, animal growth and development and cell biology, with a primary focus on the investigation of the cellular and molecular regulation of muscle growth and development in meat-producing animals. He replaces Jay Bell, who has been associate dean for the past seven years and has returned to research and teaching.