Kenneth Womack, Ph.D., dean of the Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities and Social Sciences, announced that Richard Veit, Ph.D., professor of anthropology, has been named the associate dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences effective July 1, 2019.
Veit has been a member of the Monmouth University faculty since 1996 and has served as chair of the Department of History and Anthropology since 2014. He is a recipient of both Monmouth’s Distinguished Teaching Award and the Donald Warncke Award for service. He was the founding director of Monmouth’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and of Monmouth’s master’s program in anthropology. Veit has been deeply involved in faculty governance and has served as chair of the Faculty Council at Monmouth University.
By training, Veit is a North American historical archaeologist, and his research focuses on the Middle Atlantic region in the 17th and 18th centuries. An accomplished author, he has published numerous scholarly books and articles. His work has been supported by grants from the National Park Service, the New Jersey Historical Commission, New Jersey Council on the Humanities, and numerous local historical organizations.
“I believe that our school will clearly benefit from Dr. Veit’s engagement and expertise,” said Womack. “I am grateful to Rich for his willingness to serve as associate dean and to help us advance the important work of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.”