Monday, February 12, 2018

UNM-Gallup Dean Candidates on campus

By Marilee Petranovich

UNM-Gallup will be hosting open forums for Dean of Instruction candidates on the following dates:

Thursday, February 15, 2018       Dr. William Brownsberger
Monday, February 19, 2018        Dr. Tarlochan Dhillon
Thursday, March 1, 2018                  Dr. Gouranga Banik

Open forums :
11:30a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Student Services Technology Center, Room 200

Candidate biographies:

Dr. William Brownsberger is currently the Academic Dean at Conception Seminary College in Conception, Missouri, a position he has held since 2012.  He also holds the position of Chair of the Department of Theology at Conception Seminary College.  Dr. Brownsberger earned a Doctor of Sacred Theology and a Licentiate in Sacred Theology from Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome where he graduated magna cum laude.  He received a Master of Arts in Theology from The Catholic University of American, and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Dallas.  Prior to his current position, Dr. Brownsberger was the Director of Intellectural Formation at Holy Trinity Catholic Seminary in Irving, Texas and the Director of Philosophy and Letters Major and Pre-Theologian Program at the University of Texas.  He has held faculty appointments since 2001 and is author of the book Jesus the Mediator  ​as well as a number of  peer-reviewed articles .

Dr. Tarlochan Singh Dhillon is currently a tenured professor of Engineering and Electronics in the Department of Engineering and Technology at New Mexico State University Dona Ana Community College in Las Cruces, New Mexico.  From 2006 - 2011 he also served as the Department Chair of Engineering, Manufacturing and Industrial Technology at the same institution.  He received his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering with specialization in Solid State Electronics Devices from the University of Texas at El Paso, a Master of Science in Engineering Physics with specialization in Electronics from Meerut University, Meerut, India, and a Bachelor of Science (triple major) in Physics with Electronics, Chemistry and Mathematics from Pan Jab University, Chandigarh, India.  Dr. Dhillon has held faculty appointments since 1972 and has authored several textbooks as well as peer-reviewed journal articles.

Dr. Gouranga Banik is currently a tenured professor and prior division head in the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma which is a position he has held since 2015.  Prior to that he was department chair and professor for Civil and Architectural Engineering at Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee, as well as a tenured professor at Kennesaw State University.  Dr. Banik earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Civil Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology and a Ph.D in Civil Engineering from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.  Dr. Banik has authored several textbooks has an extensive list of peer reviewed articles, research publications and referred presentations.

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