Tuthill will lead the college, MSU's largest, while the university conducts a national search for a replacement for Sara Jayne Steen, who has been named the president of Plymouth State University in New Hampshire.
"George has served very capably in his role as associate dean in the College of Letters and Science," said MSU Provost David Dooley in announcing Tuthill's appointment. "He clearly enjoys the confidence of the college and all of us look forward to working with him."
Tuthill is a materials physicist with a doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A member of the MSU faculty since 1976, Tuthill is an expert in creating innovative approaches, particularly on the Internet, that help enrich the training of K-12 science teachers. He was named MSU associate dean for the college in 2004.
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