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University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley Names Pleger Associate Dean

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Thomas C. Pleger, Ph.D., has been appointed to the post of Associate Campus Dean at the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley. Campus Executive Officer and Dean James W. Perry, Ph.D., recently announced that Pleger is going to staff the position for the 2001-2002 academic year.

As Associate Campus Dean, Pleger provides assistance with staffing and planning for the Campus Dean. Pleger oversees the campus curriculum, course timetable, and the hiring and retention of Instructional Academic Staff.

Pleger succeeds Rex Hieser, Ph.D., who recently left UWFox to take on new responsibilities in Madison as Academic Planner for the UW System, and Coordinator of Professional Development for the UW Colleges.

Pleger received a Bachelor of Science in Political Science (with honors) from UW-La Crosse. He earned a Masters of Arts in Anthropology and the Ph.D. in Anthropology / Archaeology, both from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also attended the University of Wisconsin in Dalkeith, Scotland Program.

Pleger has taught at UW-Marinette, UW-Madison, UW-La Crosse, Lawrence University, and UW-Fox Valley. He is a former University of Wisconsin System Teaching Fellow and is presently a speaker on archaeological topics for the Wisconsin Humanities Council Speakers' Bureau. He received the UWFox Teacher of the Year award for 1999 and the Rotary Cutting Edge Award for 2000.

In addition to his position as Associate Dean at UWFox this year, Pleger is staying involved in several other roles. He is continuing to teach courses in archaeology and anthropology and direct archaeological research in Northeast Wisconsin as UWFox Assistant Professor of Anthropology / Archaeology.

Pleger also currently holds the positions of Adjunct Research Archaeologist with the Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center at UW-La Crosse, and President of the Wisconsin Archaeological Survey (the membership and board of professional archaeologists for the State of Wisconsin).

Posted on 9/12/2001