Southern Illinois University in Carbondale has announced three finalists for the position of dean of the College of Sciences. All three candidates will be visiting the Carbondale campus by the end of the month for interviews and public forums. The candidates have been asked to give an address entitled, “My Vision for Success Amidst the Challenging Environment for Higher Education.” One of the three candidates is an African American.
Gerry Dozier is currently a professor and chair of the department of computer science at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. Dr. Dozier has been on the faculty at North Carolina A&T since 2007. He previously taught at Auburn University in Alabama.
Professor Dozier is a graduate of Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. He holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in computer science from North Carolina State University in Raleigh.