PHILADELPHIA - University of Pennsylvania Law School Dean Michael A. Fitts has named Professors Cary Coglianese
and Charles W. Mooney Jr.
, as associate deans for academic affairs. Coglianese will serve for two years; Mooney, one year, in order to introduce staggered terms to the associate dean positions.
"Cary and Chuck are outstanding individuals who will offer a great deal to the institution both academically and organizationally, especially as we continue to expand our faculty, reform our academic program, and prepare for the construction of a new building," Fitts said.
Coglianese is the Edward B. Shils Professor of Law, a professor of political science, and founding director of the Penn Program on Regulation; he joined Penn Law in 2006.
"Cary enjoys an exceptional reputation for his interdisciplinary scholarship in environmental and administrative law," Fitts said. "He also has been an amazing academic entrepreneur both at the Kennedy School and here at Penn Law."
Mooney is the Charles A. Heimbold Jr. Professor of Law; he joined Penn Law in 1986.
"Chuck, who is an internationally recognized leader in commercial law reform, has performed legendary service to both the Law School and the University of Pennsylvania over the years," Fitts said. "Most recently he just finished a very successful term as president of the University Faculty Senate."
Coglianese and Mooney succeed professors Edward B. Rock and Wendell Pritchett as associate deans for academic affairs.