Dr. Kim H. Noling

New Dean of Academic Affairs Appointed at Hartwick College

September 17, 2012

Hartwick College is pleased to announce the appointment, effective January 1, 2013, of Dr. Kim H. Noling as Dean of Academic Affairs.

Noling is currently the Babcock Professor of English at Hartwick, where she has been a full-time faculty member since 1989. The recipient of a B.A. from Yale and a Ph.D. from Cornell (both in English), Noling currently serves as Co-Chair of the Committee for the Periodic Review Report and is a member of the Committee on the Assessment of General Education. Among other past leadership roles at Hartwick, she has served as Faculty Chair (2007-2010), Chair of the Department of English & Theatre Arts (2001-2008), and Co-Director of the Honors Program (1992-2000). She also has served on the Committee on Appointments, Tenure, & Promotion, Faculty Salary & Budgets Committee, Faculty Compensation & Budget Committee, Gender Issues Committee, and several other committees and task forces.

"Kim Noling brings a wealth of faculty and administrative experience into a position in which a thorough familiarity with Hartwick and the broader field of higher education is critical," said Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Michael G. Tannenbaum. "She has a solid track record of carefully considering all sides of an issue, and of working enthusiastically, efficiently, and diplomatically, always with the greatest of integrity. I look forward to working with Kim to support and advance the academic enterprise at Hartwick."

"Being a college professor might just be the best job in the world," said Noling. "Though teaching will be difficult for me to leave behind, I look forward to the fresh challenges of providing the administrative leadership and support that faculty and staff needs to foster discovery and learning, whether in a lab, a library, a classroom, or a country far from campus. I'm excited to become a part of an Academic Affairs team responsive to the aspirations of this academic community as it crafts a liberal arts education that's both sturdy and flexible enough to serve our graduates well throughout their lives."

The Dean of Academic Affairs is the College's second-ranking academic administrator, providing counsel to the Provost/VPAA and representing her/him in her/his absence. The Dean's portfolio includes a variety of budgetary, faculty affairs, and curricular responsibilities, and oversight of several direct reports. Noling will fill a position being vacated by Dr. Gerry Hunsberger, who after more than 11 years in academic administration has chosen to exercise his retreat rights and return to his tenured position as professor of mathematics at the conclusion of the fall 2012 term.

For additional information, contact Tannenbaum at 607-431-4401 or

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes a uniquely experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a unique January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

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