Philosophy professor David DeVidi named Associate Vice-President, Academic

Monday, May 13, 2019

David Devidi"I am delighted to announce that Professor David DeVidi has been appointed Associate Vice-President Academic for a five year term commencing July 1, 2019," wrote Vice-President, Academic & Provost Jim Rush in a memo circulated to Executive Council and all academic chairs and directors last Wednesday.

"This portfolio is vitally important to the UW community, but is also a link to the external community through quality assurance, credit transfer, on-line learning and transfer programs," the provost writes.

Professor DeVidi completed his BA at Carleton, and both his MA and PhD at Western. He first arrived in the Department of Philosophy in 1994 as a postdoctoral fellow, and subsequently joined on as a faculty member in 1996. A scholar of philosophy, Professor DeVidi’s research focuses on logic, the philosophy of mathematics, and philosophy of disability. Earning his appointment as full professor in 2007, he has led or been involved with numerous departmental, Faculty, and University-level initiatives, and his service to the community has included a variety of roles: as department chair (2012-18), associate chair of graduate studies (2003-09), three terms as a member of Senate, two terms as a member of the Board of Governors, and a term as president of the faculty association. He is a winner of the University’s Award of Excellence for Graduate Supervision and the Equity and Inclusivity Award.

"I am most grateful to David for agreeing to take on this role, and ask that you join me in congratulating him," the provost concludes. "I would also like to thank the members of the nominating committee, Jeff Casello, Donna Ellis, Matt Gerrits, Becky Grant, Catherine Newell Kelly, Marlee Spafford, Paul Stolee and Mike Grivicic, for a job well done."

DeVidi will succeed Professor Mario Coniglio, who has served in the role since 2013

Originally appeared in the Daily Bulletin

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