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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University July 21, 2008 | Vol. 37 No. 40
For the Record:
KSAS Announces Appointments in Undergrad Academic Affairs

Paula Burger, dean of undergraduate education in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, has announced three key appointments. James L. Fry will join the university as assistant dean for academic advising, Liza Thompson as director of the Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program and Maj. Steve Pomper as director and professor of military science for the Johns Hopkins ROTC unit.

All three will report to John Bader, whose title has been changed to associate dean for undergraduate academic affairs. In addition to oversight of academic advising, the Post-Baccalaureate Program and the Military Science Program, Bader's duties include responsibility for the Office of Study Abroad, Summer and Intersession Programs, and the Office of Student Disability Services, which was created during the past academic year. Bader was formerly associate dean for academic programs and advising.

Jim Fry comes to Johns Hopkins from George Washington University, where for 10 years he was director of academic advising and student services for the Elliott School of International Affairs. In that post, he oversaw orientation, and advising and academic services, including study abroad, internships and independent study programs. For the previous decade, he directed Freshman Advising Programs for the School of Arts and Sciences and, prior to that, worked in university admissions. A graduate of McDaniel College, Fry holds a master's degree in American studies from Bowling Green University.

Since 1998, Liza Thompson has been director of Goucher College's Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program, which she joined in 1993. As director, she led and managed all aspects of the program, including marketing and program development, the recruiting and admission of students, and student advising and support through the medical school application process. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Vassar College and has done graduate work in musicology at the University of North Carolina and in education at Goucher.

Maj. Steve Pomper was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Army after graduating in 1991 from the University of New Hampshire with an undergraduate degree from its Whitmore School of Business and Economics. He has served in a variety of leadership positions around the world including tours in the United States, Korea and, most recently, Iraq. At the University of Tampa, he was assistant professor of military science for three years. He holds two master of military arts and science degrees, from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and the School of Advanced Military Studies at Fort Leavenworth.


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