Chris Houser will return to his homeland July 1 when he takes up an appointment as dean of the Faculty of Science.
Currently associate dean for undergraduate affairs and faculty development in the College of Geosciences at Texas A&M University, Dr. Houser earned undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Guelph and his doctorate from the University of Toronto at Scarborough.
Houser describes himself as a geomorphologist of coastal and aeolian environments, with specific interests in the impact of extreme storms on barrier islands, the role of boundary conditions in swash zone morphodynamics, wave attenuation through submerged vegetation, and geological controls on beach-dune recovery.
Provost Douglas Kneale extended a welcome to Houser and called on colleagues to support him in this new leadership role.
“An accomplished Canadian researcher and administrator with a reputation for effective leadership, Chris brings to the University of Windsor a track record of team-building and strategic execution,” Dr. Kneale said. “His forward-looking vision will allow the Faculty of Science to continue to grow in stature and reputation, and move from strength to strength in its research, teaching, and learning.”