Richard C. Keller, professor in the Department of Medical History and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, has been named as associate dean of the UW–Madison Division of International Studies by Vice Provost and Dean Guido Podestá.
“I am delighted that Professor Keller is joining the Division in a key leadership role,” Podestá says. “His experience in working with a variety of units at UW–Madison will be valuable as he leads our efforts to facilitate and promote more collaboration and interdisciplinary research among our partners across campus and beyond.”
Keller is faculty director of UW–Madison’s International Studies Major and of Global Studies, a federally funded National Resource Center in the International Institute. His affiliations include the Department of the History of Science, the Global Health Institute, and the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies’ Center for Culture, History, and the Environment. He is also a member of the Institut de Recherche sur les Enjeux Sociaux, a research institute at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris.
“UW-Madison has a long and outstanding tradition of global engagement, which is part of what drew me here over a decade ago,” Keller says. “The teaching, research, and outreach of every school and college on the campus is international in scope. A glance at the headlines—from the Ebola epidemic to the rise of ISIS to the fiscal crisis in Europe—indicates that the enrichment of knowledge about the world around us remains as important as ever before.”