November 6, 2019 | By: Laura Skillman

LEXINGTON, Ky., – Brian Lee has been named associate dean for faculty resources, planning and assessment for the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.

In this role, Lee will facilitate the promotion and tenure process of faculty and academic program performance reviews. Additionally, he will serve as contact and advisor to department chairs on college/university policies, procedures and regulations, and serve as a liaison with the university’s provost office.

“I am honored to be working for our faculty across the mission areas of extension, research, and instruction in all of our departments,” Lee said. “This role is exciting to me, because I collaborate with and support extremely talented professionals who produce innovative solutions to improve the quality of life in the commonwealth and beyond. Our office is focused on facilitating career success and academic advancement of all faculty as well as strategic planning and assessment for the college.”

Lee, a professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture, has been with the college since 2003. Prior to his new position, he served as director of undergraduate studies for both Landscape Architecture and Natural Resources and Environmental Science programs. Lee has been recognized as a teaching fellow by the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture and internationally recognized for service-learning teaching by the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture. He is a team member on the Roster of Visiting Evaluators for the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board.

He is co-editor of “Water in Kentucky: Natural History, Communities, and Conservation,” and previously served as editor of Landscape Journal.

“Dr. Lee brings a range of outstanding skills to this position,” Dean Nancy Cox said. “The goal of our administration is to serve the college in the very best and most progressive way. I look forward to working with him to sustain and develop our programs.”

Lee has a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from The Pennsylvania State University, master’s degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and a doctorate from Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.


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