Ann Kirschner, University Dean of Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York, announced the appointment of Dr. Timothy P. Caron as Associate University Dean of Academic Affairs. Dr. Caron will join the College in January.
Dr. Caron will oversee the College’s faculty, curriculum, and student development, including Macaulay’s unique advisement program. He will be the College’s liaison with each of the seven CUNY partner campuses and will assist in the creation of policies and programs that enhance the Macaulay learning community.
“It’s an exciting time for Macaulay as we prepare for our second decade, and for the important transition from Macaulay as an honors program to an honors college. I am pleased that we will be welcoming Tim to the team,” said Kirschner. “His leadership in honors education and his commitment to students are outstanding and I know he will make a significant contribution to student success at Macaulay.”
Dr. Caron comes to Macaulay from California State University, Long Beach, where he is the Director of the University Honors Program and professor of English. He earned his PhD in English from Louisiana State University. His scholarly interests include graphic novels and the topic of religion and literature, particularly in the works of writers from the American south such as William Faulkner, Flannery O’Connor, Richard Wright, Zora Neale Hurston, and Cormac McCarthy. His essays have appeared in the edited collections, Blackwell’s Companion to William Faulkner and Inside the Church of Flannery O’Connor, and in scholarly journals, such as American Periodicals and The Flannery O’Connor Review. Struggles Over the Word: Race and Religion in Flannery O’Connor, William Faulkner, Richard Wright, and Zora Neale Hurston was published by Mercer University Press in 2000. Recently, Dr. Caron was awarded the California State University, Long Beach, Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award in recognition of his superior classroom instruction and curricular innovation.
“I am excited to be joining the senior leadership team of Macaulay Honors College,” offers Caron. “Macaulay is one of the preeminent honors colleges in the nation, and Macaulay students could pursue their undergraduate studies anywhere in the country. It is a real privilege to work on their behalf with such a dedicated group of administrators, faculty, and staff.”
About Macaulay Honors College
Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York offers an exceptional academic and co-curricular environment. Macaulay students enroll in one of seven CUNY senior colleges (Baruch, Brooklyn, City, Hunter, Lehman, Queens and Staten Island). Through the unique Macaulay advising program, each student develops a coordinated, individualized academic program that includes research, global learning, graduate and professional mentoring, community engagement, and close faculty-student collaboration. Selected for their top high school records and leadership potential, every Macaulay student receives a full-tuition scholarship, a laptop and technology support, a $7,500 study grant to pursue global learning and service opportunities, and a Cultural Passport that provides access to more than 200 museums, libraries, and other treasures around New York City. With the admission of the Class of 2014, Macaulay marks the beginning of its tenth year. For more information about Macaulay Honors College, see macaulay.cuny.edu.