UWindsor anthropology professor Lynne Phillips will take up a five-year post as dean of the Faculty of Arts at Memorial University, effective July 1.
Dr. Phillips has been at the University of Windsor since 1989 and served as head of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology from 2000 to 2007. She said she is “thrilled” to be heading to Memorial, located in St. Johns, Newfoundland and Labrador.
“I look forward to meeting new colleagues and making new friends,” she said. “And it will be an honour to have the chance to showcase the wonderful things going on in the Faculty of Arts at Memorial.”
Her current research involves engagement with Canadian communities to develop more localized, sustainable and healthy food systems. In support of food security initiatives in Windsor-Essex County, Phillips has served as a member of the Food Matters Working Group with the United Way.