Clemens named senior associate dean for natural sciences

Chris Clemens (Photo by Dan Sears)

Chris Clemens (Photo by Dan Sears)

Chris Clemens, chair of the department of physics and astronomy, became senior associate dean for natural sciences on March 1.

Clemens’ research interests include stellar seismology, interacting binaries, time-resolved photometry and spectroscopy, and astronomical instrumentation. He is a recipient of UNC’s HHettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement (2005) and the Faculty Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring (2012).

As senior associate dean, Clemens will oversee the departments/curricula in applied physical sciences, biology, biomedical engineering, chemistry, computer science, environment and ecology, exercise and sport science, geological sciences, marine sciences, mathematical decision sciences, mathematics, physics and astronomy, psychology and neuroscience, statistics and operations research and the Chancellor’s Science Scholars program.

The appointment fills a position left vacant when Kevin Guskiewicz became dean of the College on Jan. 1.