Nathan Goodale
Dean of Faculty Ngoni Munemo announced that Nathan Goodale, Professor of Anthropology and the outgoing Associate Dean of Faculty, has been appointed to serve as the inaugural Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Munemo said, ”I envision this position leading key areas of work in the office including: accreditation and assessment; being the Research Integrity Officer for the College; administrative and personnel oversight for the division; and collaborating with the associate deans of faculty on matters of budget, facilities, and administrative processes. I am delighted to have found a colleague with the experience to support this vision of the position, he said.

Goodale has been a member of the Anthropology Department since 2007 and joined the Dean of Faculty’s office in 2018. He has served as the chair of the Committee on Academic Policy, co-chair of Hamilton’s most recent Middle States re-accreditation review, chair of the Anthropology Department, co-director of the Hamilton Analytical Lab, director of the Geoarchaeology, Digital Arts, and American Studies interdisciplinary programs, and is the faculty shepherd for the Digital Gateway facility project. 

In addition, Goodale has served on a variety of committees, including the COVID-19 Steering Committee and Taskforce, the Enrollment Management Committee, the Facilities Planning Committee, the Advising and Experiential Learning ad hoc committees whose recommendations were implemented as the ALEX initiative, the Levitt Council, the Bias Incident Response Team, the Arts & Sciences Safety Committee, the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, the Advisory Committee on Academic Advising, the Academic Assessment Committee, and the Dietrich Inchworm Grants Review Panel.

Goodale is the Lead-PI on Hamilton’s Howard Hughes Medical Institute Inclusive Excellence 3 grant focused on increasing student inclusion across the introductory STEM curriculum. He is the recipient of National Science Foundation, United States Geological Survey, and Columbia Basin Trust grants/contracts.

At Hamilton, Goodale is the recipient of a Dean’s Scholarly Achievement Award (2016) and the Class of 1963 Excellence in Teaching Award (2014). He has published articles, books, edited volumes, and public scholarship pieces from his research on the transition from humans living in mostly small mobile hunting and gathering groups to the origins of more sedentary villages focused on agriculture-based subsistence practices and associated technological adaptations in North America, Southwest Asia, and Europe.

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