by Julie Lineback

The University of West Georgia announced Dr. Lok Lew Yan Voon as the new dean of the College of Science and Mathematics (COSM).

Studio portrait of Dr. Lok Lew Yan Voon in a dark suit, white shirt, and red tie“Dr. Lok Lew Yan Voon was selected from a comprehensive, vigorous national search that produced a strong pool of candidates,” said Dr. Jenny Scheussler, dean of the Tanner Health System School of Nursing and chair of the search committee. “I believe I am speaking for all of the members of the COSM Dean Search Committee in saying that we are very pleased with the outcome of the search. We look forward to him joining the COSM and are confident that he will prove to be a strong leader.”

“I am excited to be joining UWG at a transformational time in its history, with its increasing visibility and stature within the community, state, and country,” Dr. Lok Lew Yan Voon said. “I look forward to working with the faculty, staff, and students of COSM to continue to facilitate, expand, and promote their outstanding work.”

Dr. Lok Lew Yan Voon is an accomplished physicist who previously served as dean and Traubert Chair of the School of Science and Mathematics at The Citadel, a position he has held since 2012. Prior to that appointment, he spent eight years at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio as professor and chair of the Department of Physics, which included four years as adjunct faculty in the Department of Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering and Computer Science. He began his career at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts in 1995 where he climbed the ranks of visiting assistant professor to associate professor.

“The faculty of COSM are excited that Dr. Lok Lew Yan Voon, their top choice for this position, accepted the position,” said Provost Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Micheal Crafton. “He brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge from multiple institutions, including the University of Cambridge, UK, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Wright State University, and most recently The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina.  I, too, am very much looking forward to our new colleague in academic leadership.”

Dr. Lok Lew Yan Voon holds a Bachelor and a Master of Arts in Physics from the University of Cambridge, a Master of Science from the University of British Columbia, and a Ph.D. in semiconductor physics from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He has also attended the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Physics and Harvard University’s Institute for Management and Leadership in Education.

Posted on August 8, 2016