Daniel Kleinman named senior associate dean of the Grad School

Daniel Kleinman, professor in the Department of Community and Environmental Sociology, has been named senior associate dean of the Graduate School.

Daniel Kleinman
Daniel Kleinman

His responsibilities include oversight of the academic services, admissions, academic planning, and assessment units of the Graduate School.  His role as senior associate dean will include developing integrated, strategic goals that diversify, serve, and engage the graduate community at UW-Madison. He will continue to be a member of the Graduate Faculty Executive Committee.

Kleinman served as the associate dean for social studies in the Graduate School from 2012-2014 and as associate dean from 2014 to the present.  He chaired the Ad Hoc Committee on Graduate School Restructuring, which was charged with gathering input from campus stakeholders about the reorganization and future priorities of the Graduate School.

Kleinman’s scholarship focuses on commercial pressures on academic science and higher education more broadly as well as on the relationship between democracy and expertise. Among his books are: Impure Cultures: University Biology and the World of Commerce (2003) and the Routledge Handbook of Science, Technology, and Society (2014, co-edited with Kelly Moore).

Kleinman currently serves alongside Interim Associate Dean Ray Vanderby, under the leadership of Graduate School Dean William Karpus.

“It is no surprise that Daniel has become a strong partner and leader in the Graduate School,” states Dean Karpus.  “He has time and again demonstrated his passion for graduate education.”