A note from Provost Meier:
I am delighted to announce that Markus Dubischar, dean of the curriculum, will take on a new set of responsibilities as the associate provost, effective July 1, 2023. This change in title reflects his changing responsibilities as we transition to an administrative structure with four academic deans. Dean Dubischar’s responsibilities will include the management of the faculty conference travel program, overseeing assessment across the institution (not just the assessment of student learning), and management of Lafayette’s Winterim and summer course offerings.
Serving as an associate dean (2019-21) and dean (since 2021), Markus has been a thoughtful, dedicated, and resourceful partner in many areas. In the midst of the pandemic crisis he led the College’s efforts to submit the substantive change request to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education added remote education to Lafayette’s scope of accreditation. His management of Winterim and summer courses and his contributions to ongoing conversations about the Common Course of Study have been invaluable. Markus also took on the responsibilities of the director of the arts from July 2021 through January 2023.
Markus has been a member of the Lafayette faculty since 2008, becoming the Charles Elliott Scholar of Latin and Greek in 2018. He is the recipient of the Delta Upsilon Distinguished Mentoring and Teaching Award and twice co-recipient of the Daniel H. Weiss Award for Leadership and Vision. Markus is an internationally recognized expert on ancient Greek tragedy and ancient auxiliary texts. He received a fellowship to support his scholarly work from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and has published widely, including articles in Mnemosyne and an article co-authored with Lafayette’s former Provost June Schlueter in Renaissance Studies. Markus chairs the Classical Civilization program at Lafayette and currently serves on two committees of the Classical Association of the Atlantic States. He earned his degrees at universities in Germany with his Habilitation in Classics being conferred by the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.