Associate professor Michael Milde has been appointed as acting dean beginning Jan. 1 for a term ending June 30, 2012.
Milde is currently Associate Vice-Provost (Academic Program Review), and has previously served as Acting Associate Vice-Provost (Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies) from Aug. 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010. He has also served the Faculty of Arts & Humanities as Associate Dean (Academic) from 2003 to 2009.
Milde is replacing Donna Pennee, who is stepping down to begin a period of leave on Jan. 1 after serving as Dean since September 2008.
He has been a member of Senate; Chair of the Senate Committee on Academic Policy and Awards; Chair of the Subcommittee on Undergraduate Program Review; and has served on a variety of University committees. Milde joined the Department of Philosophy as a full-time faculty member in 1994, and is currently an associate professor. His research area is social and political philosophy, with a particular interest in justice, multiculturalism, and the intersection of constitutional law, democracy and social contract theory.
He has co-edited two books: Bringing Power to Justice: The Prospects of the International Criminal Court McGill-Queen’s Press, 2006 and A Question of Values: New Canadian Perspectives in Ethics and Political Philosophy Rodopi, 1996. He is currently a Consulting Editor for the Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence.