Welcome to the DEAL Program

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AY 10-11 DEAL cohort. Photo by Kelly Gorham.

DEAL’s objective is to encourage best practices and collegial development of MSU’s current and future academic leaders through highly interactive monthly workshops that allow participants to both explore a variety of substantive topics and create personal networks across disciplines and units at MSU.

Session topics vary by year, but typically include such subjects as leadership theories and skills, conflict management, collaboration and teamwork, and managing your career, all in the specific context of MSU. In addition, an explicit goal is to help participants develop relationships with colleagues across campus in order to become more effective campus leaders. Founded in 2009, DEAL now boasts over 120 alumni.

This program, supported by the MSU President’s Office, Provost’s Office, and the Center for Faculty Excellence, is designed for MSU department heads/chairs, assistant/associate deans, directors, and those who aspire to such levels of leadership. Each year’s cohort consists of approximately 20-30 participants from a wide variety of academic and administrative units.

Participants 2017-2018

Last Name

First Name

Unit/Department

Leadership Role

Al-Kaisy

Ahmed

Civil Engineering

Faculty; Program Manager, Western Transportation Institute

Amende

Kevin

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Faculty; Co-Director, Integrated Design Lab

Benavides-Vaello

Sandra

College of Nursing

Faculty; Campus Director, Missoula

Bolte

Jason

School of Music

Faculty; Coordinator, Music Technology Program; Director MonSTER Studios

Bradley

Roger

Cell Biology & Neuroscience

Department Head

Brown

Doreen

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Professional; Graduate Program Head

Cairoli

Sarah

College of Business

Faculty; Director, Bracken Business Communications Clinic

Carr

Patrick

College of Agriculture - Extension

Faculty; Superintendent, MSU Central Agriculture Research Center, Moccasin, MT

Debinski

Diane

Ecology

Department Head

Ewbank

Ann

Education

Faculty; Director of Accreditation & Operations

Heard

Julie

Provost's Office

Professional; Assistant to Provost

Igo

Carl

Agricultural Education

Faculty; Undergraduate recruiting coordinator

Izurieta

Clemente

Computer Science

Faculty; Director, Software Engineering Lab & Software Factory

Kaiser

Todd

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Department Head

Kaminski

Kayte

College of Education, Health & Human Development

Assistant Dean; Director, Student Success

Lindsay

Stephanie

Leadership Fellows

Director, Leadership Fellows Certificate Program

McCarney

Mary Kate

Testing Services

Professional; Director, Testing Services

Peters

Martha

College of Nursing

Professional; Director, Administration & Finance

Sobek

Durward

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Faculty; Program Coordinator of I&M Systems Program, and Financial Engineering

Stoop

Nika

Center for Faculty Excellence

Professional; Center for Faculty Excellence Grant Training Coordinator

Tarabochia

Dawn

Health & Human Development

Faculty; Program Lead for community health undergraduate program, Program Coordinator for gerontology certificate, Undergraduate Coordinator for department of Health and Human Development

Versland

Tena

Education

Faculty; Program Leader, Educational Leadership

Watson

Bradford

School of Architecture

Faculty; Coordinator of first year and third year design studios

Zandonella

Neal

MSU Alumni Foundation

Vice President of Data & Info Systems

 

DEAL Co-Directors

Please contact us any time for any matter! 

Susan Dana, Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship, 994-1776, sdana@montana.edu 

Meg Konkel, University Studies/Academic Advising Ctr, 994-6833, margaret.konkel@montana.edu 

Rob Maher, Electrical & Computer Engineering, 994-7759, rmaher@montana.edu