SFSU Public Affairs Press Release
Published by the Public Affairs Office at San Francisco State University, Diag Center.
SAN FRANCISCO--San Francisco State University President Robert A. Corrigan and Thomas J. LaBelle, provost and vice president for academic affairs, have announced the appointment of Paul Barnes as the university's new dean of faculty affairs and professional development. His appointment is effective July 1.
As dean of faculty affairs and professional development, Barnes will provide leadership in all matters of faculty employment and professional development.
"I am very pleased that Dr. Barnes has accepted this position and I am confident that he will continue in his tradition of making outstanding contributions to the campus," said LaBelle. "I am looking forward to working with him in this new capacity and believe he will provide exceptional leadership and guidance as dean of faculty affairs and professional development."
Barnes, a professor of biology at S.F. State, has been a member of the faculty since 1975. He received both his bachelor's and master's degrees from S.F. State. Barnes earned his doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Kansas in 1969.
He has conducted postdoctoral work in the schools of medicine at the University of Kansas from 1969-71 and the University of Maryland from 1971-72. He completed additional postdoctoral work at the University of Southern California in 1972-73 before coming to S.F. State as a lecturer.
At S.F. State, Barnes has chaired the biology department, the graduate curriculum committee in physiology and the clinical science retention, tenure and promotion committee. He also has been a member of the Academic Senate, the university promotions committee and the faculty affairs committee. In addition, Barnes has received numerous research grants from funding organizations such as the National Science Foundation and NASA-AMES Research Center.
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