Research Communications

David Koonce named associate dean of the Graduate College 

March 28, 2013

David Koonce has been appointed associate dean of the Graduate College, effective July 1. He was hired for the full-time, permanent administrative post following a national search.

Koonce, associate professor of industrial and systems engineering, has served as half-time interim associate dean, a role he shared with Cindy Anderson, associate professor of sociology and anthropology, over the past year. The Graduate College, established in 2008, oversees admissions, appointments, records and thesis and dissertation services, with a broader mission to support the intellectual and professional development of Ohio University’s graduate students.

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David Koonce

Koonce has had significant involvement with graduate education as a faculty member, graduate chair, Graduate Council member and director of the online master of engineering management degree program, and by managing associate dean’s duties for theses and dissertations in the Russ College of Engineering and Technology, said Joseph Shields, dean of the Graduate College and vice president for research and creative activity.  

“I am very pleased that David has agreed to serve in a more permanent capacity with the Graduate College and look forward to working with him, the rest of our staff, and others across campus to continue our efforts to advance graduate education at Ohio University,” Shields said.

Koonce looks forward to providing students, faculty and administrators with the services they need to become successful, he said.

“I’m excited at the opportunity to help the Graduate College support the growth and diversity of graduate education at Ohio University,” he said.

Koonce will transition to full-time status on July 1, at which time Anderson will return to her full-time activities in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.