The University Board appointed new deans at the University of Agder on Monday. Hilde Inntjore is offered the fixed-term post as dean of the Teacher Education Unit, and several current deans had their posts renewed.
“I am very pleased with the University Board’s appointments, and I hope that those who are offered the posts accept. It strikes a good balance between renewal and continuity among the deans. It is also pleasing to have a good gender balance, where there are four women and three men among the appointees. The deans are very important leaders at our institution, so I look forward to having all the deans confirmed for the coming period”, Rector Sunniva Whittaker says.
Hilde Inntjore (52) is offered fixed-term appointment as dean of the Teacher Education Unit
Hilde Inntjore has a PhD in History from the University of Bergen (2018). She has held various positions at the University of Agder and former Agder College. At Agder College she was both an assistant professor and adviser, and at UiA she has been both a research fellow and a senior adviser at the Division of Research Management. She has been the head of studies at the Teacher Education Unit since February 2019.
Anne Halvorsen (61) is offered renewed appointment in the fixed-term post as dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences
Anne Halvorsen has a PhD in Sociology from the University of Bergen (2010). She has broad work experience both from the research institute Agderforskning and the University of Agder. She was CEO of Agderforskning from 2007 to2010, and head of Department of Sociology and Social Work at the Faculty of Social Sciences from 2010. She has served as dean of the faculty since 2016, where she is now offered a renewal.
Michael Rygaard Hansen (54) is offered renewed appointment in the fixed-term post as dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Science
Michael Rygaard Hansen has a PhD in Computer-Aided Analysis and Design of Mechanical Mechanisms from Aalborg University where he also has held several academic positions. Rygaard Hansen became professor of hydraulics at the University of Agder in 2009 and has been vice dean at the Faculty of Engineering and Science since 2013. He has served as dean of the faculty since 2016, where he is now offered a renewal.
Kristin Wallevik (54) is offered renewed appointment in the fixed-term post as dean of School of Business and Law at UiA
Kristin Wallevik has a Bachelor of Business Studies from Agder Regional College. In addition, she holds an MBA from the Monterey Institute of International Studies and a PhD in International Management from Copenhagen Business School (2009). She has held various positions in finance and was CEO of Agderforskning (now NORCE) from 2012 to 2016. She has served as dean of School of Business and Law at UiA since 2016, where she is now offered a renewal.
Anders Johan W. Andersen is offered renewed appointment in the fixed-term post as dean of the Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences
Anders Johan W. Andersen holds a PhD in Public Health Science from the Nordic School of Public Health (2012) and is professor of mental health care. He has held academic positions at the University of Agder since 1966. He was head of Department of Psychosocial Health from 2013 to 2016. He has served as dean of the Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences since 2016, where he is now offered a renewal.
Inntjore, Halvorsen, Rygaard Hansen, Wallevik and Andersen are offered fixed-term appointments as deans at the University of Agder for the period 1 January 2020 - 31 December 2023.
Hans Hodne was appointed dean at the Faculty of Humanities and
Education on 1 August 2019 (when former dean Sunniva Whittaker took over as rector at the
University of Agder). He was a professor and head of Department of Religion, Philosophy and History at the same faculty. In the period 2004-2015, he was programme coordinator for religious education in the primary and lower secondary teacher education programme and at times also the pre-school education programme. Hodne has been working at UiA since 2000, and his fixed-term appointment is from 1 August 2019 to 31 July 2023.
Marit Wergeland-Yates was appointed dean at the Faculty of Fine Arts on 1
January 2017. Wergeland-Yates was formerly associate professor at the faculty and has been working at UiA since 2002. She has managerial experience from directing several artistic performances and leading research projects and also has extensive experience as employee representative and from various board posts. Her fixed-term appointment is from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2020.