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Dr. John W. Starner, Jr.Dr. John W. Starner, Jr., has been named Interim Dean of Arts and Sciences. He fills a position held by Fr. Joseph Pilsner, CSB.

Before accepting the position as Interim Dean of Arts and Sciences, Dr. John Starner held the position of Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences at UST since 2010. He is a member of the Mathematics faculty; previously served as chair of the Management Information Systems Department; and has been active in many committee roles including strategic planning, assessment, evaluation, and governance. Starner holds a BS in physics, and an MA and PhD in Mathematics, all from the University of New Mexico. He came to UST in 1998 after a 23 year career at the University of Texas at El Paso where he was chair of the Computer Science Department and of the Information and Decision Sciences Department as well as being Director of the Computer Center for eight years. Starner has published in Mathematics and Computer Science at both UT El Paso and the University of St. Thomas. Throughout his career, Starner has received college and departmental awards for teaching excellence.

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