|Krishna Winston, the Marcus L. Taft Professor of German Language and Literature, has been appointed the next dean of the Arts and Humanities.|
| Krishna Winston, the Marcus L. Taft Professor of German Language and Literature, has been appointed the next dean of the Arts and Humanities. Winston will begin her four-year term in July.
In her 37-year career at Wesleyan, Winston has proven to be a tireless university citizen, says Joe Bruno, vice president for Academic Affairs and provost.
Winston has served on many committees and is currently the chair of the Educational Policy Committee. She coordinates the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, a mentoring program devoted to increasing minority representation in academia.
Since 1979, Winston also has served as the campus Fulbright Program advisor, working with both graduating seniors and alumni who are applying to study, do artistic work or research, or teach English abroad.
Winston served as acting Dean of the College in 199394.
Winston teaches German literature, primarily 20th-century, and German language at all levels. A professional literary translator, she has published 24 books and numerous shorter works. Among the most notable authors she has translated are Goethe, Golo Mann, Christoph Hein, Peter Handke, and Günter Grass. Her translation of Grasss Too Far Afield, received both the Helen and Kurt Wolff Translation Prize and the Schlegel-Tieck Translation Prize. Her translation of Peter Handke’s lengthy novel, Crossing the Sierra de Gredos, will be published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux this July.
Winston is looking forward to her new role.
This appointment comes as a great honor and privilege, and I thank all my faculty, staff, and administrative colleagues who have so generously expressed their support and their confidence in my ability to do the job, she says. I am looking forward to working with the team in Academic Affairs and to helping the departments and programs in the humanities and the arts further their educational and scholarly aspirations.
Winston will succeed the current dean of the Arts and Humanities Elizabeth Milroy, professor of American studies and professor of art history.
I am very grateful to the many faculty members with whom I consulted on this appointment, and especially to the chairs of all of the arts and humanities departments. Their wisdom and guidance were invaluable in the process, Bruno says.
|By Olivia Drake, The Wesleyan Connection editor and the Office of Academic Affairs|