Alumnus/Faculty Member Named Dean
Gregory Woodward, M.M. '78, longtime School of Music faculty member and chair since 1985 of the College's graduate programs in music, has been appointed dean of the Division of Graduate Studies. Woodward had been serving as interim graduate studies dean for the 2003-4 academic year. The position is a half-time, three-year appointment, with the possibility for continuation. In addition to his administrative duties, Woodward will continue teaching a half-time load in the School of Music.
"It is an honor to be able to serve the College in this new capacity," says Woodward, "and, given the positive sign the very creation of this position represents, it is also an exciting and important time for graduate studies at Ithaca." The graduate studies division has awarded almost 200 master's degrees annually for the past few years. Woodward will work to more fully integrate graduate studies into the entire College, enhance and expand graduate-level academic programs, and develop marketing and recruitment strategies. He will oversee graduate admissions, develop graduate assistantships, establish program policies and procedures, and serve as the primary liaison with other College academic and administrative offices.
A professor of music theory, history, and composition, Woodward has written works for orchestra, wind ensemble and band, and chamber music ensembles as well as jazz, pop pieces, and theater music. He has also served on the faculty of the Department of Music at Cornell University and Valparaiso University and held a six-year appointment as a Sanford visiting scholar in the School of Music at Yale University. He earned his doctorate from Cornell University and his bachelor's degree from the University of Connecticut.
IC's graduate programs began in 1943, offering advanced studies for music and physical education teachers. The current Division of Graduate Studies offers 17 programs at the master's level in the fields of business, communications, exercise and sport sciences, music, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology.
Photo by John Clisham '02