Fairfield resident named associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Fairfield University


Image: Raymond PoincelotFairfield resident Raymond Poincelot, Ph.D., a veteran biology professor at Fairfield University, has been named associate dean of the University's College of Arts and Sciences.

A faculty member since 1977, Dr. Poincelot has served as chairman of the biology department for 13 of the years he's been on campus and is the founder of the environmental science program. He has taught more than a dozen different courses.

Poincelot's first major project will be working with the Howard Hughes grant initiative, which could bring the University as much as $1.6 million for research in the sciences.

Dr. Poincelot is known for his dedication, intellect, fairness and support for the faculty and students, according to Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D., dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

"He has a rounded sense of the students, staff, faculty and administration that will help guide the College through the next few years," Dr. Snyder said.

Dr. Poincelot, author of five books, will hold his new post for two to three years. He will keep a foot in his field as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Sustainable Agriculture. He is a former associate agricultural biochemist with the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station in New Haven. He holds a bachelor's degree from Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven and a doctorate from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Media Contact: Nancy Habetz, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, nhabetz@fairfield.edu

Posted on September 9, 2003

Vol. 35, No. 334