Julie Novkov Appointed Interim Dean Effective July 1st

Julie Novkov

ALBANY, N.Y. (March 9, 2021) — Effective July 1, 2021, Professor Julie Novkov will serve as Interim Dean of Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy, announced by Provost Carol H. Kim on Monday. Dr. Novkov will take the helm following Dean R. Karl Rethemeyer’s departure who accepted an opportunity to join the University of Massachusetts at Amherst this summer. The two plan to work collaboratively in the upcoming months to ensure a smooth transition.

Dr. Novkov has been an important and influential faculty leader in the College and the University since her arrival in 2006. Jointly appointed to the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, she has served as Chair of Rockefeller’s Department of Political Science, as the Director of Graduate Studies, and is currently serving as Director of Undergraduate Studies. Professor Novkov is a highly visible and nationally respected constitutional scholar. Her teaching, mentoring and service have been recognized with awards from the University and the American Political Science Association. She was designated a UAlbany Collins Fellow in 2017 and is currently serving a four-year term as editor of American Political Science Review — political science’s premier scholarly research journal.

“President Rodríguez, the Deans Council and I are looking forward to working with Dr. Novkov as we continue to strengthen the College’s academic and research programs,” said Provost Kim. "Please join us in celebrating and supporting her leadership in that effort.”