Professor of Spanish and former Associate Academic Dean Jeremy Cass has been named dean of faculty. He started the position on May 1.
Cass, who joined the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures in 2004, taught elementary and intermediate Spanish, Latin American literature and civilization, first-year writing seminars on Latin American topics, and interdisciplinary LAS seminars with colleagues in MLL, history and philosophy. He has traveled extensively with Furman students in Spain and Latin America and publishes and presents on a variety of Latin American literary topics.
As dean of faculty, Cass will report to Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Ken Peterson and will be responsible for the management of Furman’s academic programs, for supporting faculty in their efforts to provide a transformational education for our students and in the development and enrichment of their own scholarly profiles. He will also work with the provost to recruit and retain faculty, and will continue to work closely with the associate deans and other colleagues on the Academic Leadership Team to ensure programmatic initiatives and structures align with The Furman Advantage.
A graduate of the Furman class of 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish, Cass completed graduate work in Hispanic studies at the University of Kentucky, earning his master’s and doctoral degrees in Latin American literature. His wife, Anna, an epidemiologist, is a faculty member in Furman’s Department of Health Sciences. They have three children: Addy, Charlie and Oliver.