Tom Sauer, the former Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Associate Professor of English, retired on June 30, 2010. Having earned a BA in English at the University of Notre Dame (1967) and an MA and a PhD in Comparative Literature at Indiana University (1972, 1979), Sauer taught in New York and Virginia. At ISU, he served as an Associate Dean from 1990 to 2005, with an interlude as Interim Dean from 2001 to 2002. He served again as Interim Dean from 2005 to 2007 and finally as Dean from 2007 until his retirement in June of 2010. During his twenty years as a member of the Department of English, Sauer taught world literature and Shakespeare.
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Over the course of two days, students, staff, faculty, administrators, alumni, trustees, and Foundation board members celebrated Dean Sauer’s contributions to the Department, College, University, and community. On Friday, May 21, an all-campus reception was held in the Heritage Lounge. On Saturday, May 22, a dinner (and fundraiser) was held at the Hulman Memorial Student Union. Emceed by Rob Perrin, Chairperson of the Department of English, the dinner included comments by Dan Bradley, the eleventh president of ISU; Jack Maynard, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs; Gene Crume, President of the ISU Foundation; Brad Balch, Dean of the Bayh College of Education; Joe Weixlmann, past Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; and Tom Sauer, the guest of honor. On behalf of the University, Fran Lattanzio, Professor of Art, presented Sauer with two photographic studies. Contributions from the Saturday event will fund the Thomas G. Sauer Scholarship to support study abroad. To view more, go here:
- Ph.D., 1979, Comparative Literature, Indiana University
- M.A., 1972, Comparative Literature, Indiana University
- B.A. (Maxima Cum Laude), 1967, English, University of Notre Dame
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- English 460/560: Shakespeare