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Eric Gould named as vice provost for internationalization

DU Professor Eric Gould has been appointed vice provost forinternationalization following a search that began earlier this year. Gould has agreed to serve in the post for three years.

The position previously was held by Professor Ved Nanda, who stepped down on July 1. Nanda continues to serve as a member of the faculty in the Sturm College of Law, specializing in international law.

“Eric is known on campus as a devoted scholar, teacher and University administrator. His service in the internationalization arena as Cherrington Global Scholars program faculty board chair has been particularly effective,” says Provost Gregg Kvistad. “Eric will be an excellent vice provost during this crucial transitional period — a time in which we will identify and begin to move on the next set of strategic objectives for the University’s internationalization initiative.”

Kvistad says two finalists came to campus to interview for the position, but the decision was made not to pursue either candidate.

Gould has been at DU since 1972 and has served as a vice provost, dean of graduate studies, chair of the English department (twice) and chair of the Cherrington Global Scholars faculty board. Most recently, he has been directing the University Honors program.

He left DU for a short period in the mid-1990s to serve as vice president for academic affairs at Drew University in New Jersey.

Gould has authored or co-authored eight books. The most recent, The University in a Corporate Culture (Yale 2003), won the Frandson Prize for Literature. Gould is currently working on a book, The Cosmopolitan University, and a study of the novel in the 20th century. He has lived, taught and studied in five countries, including the U.S.

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