Dr. Glenn Moulaison, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, is very pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Tracy Whalen as Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts for a five-year term, starting July 1, 2022.
An Associate Professor in the Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications, Dr. Whalen has served on the Board of Regents, Senate, University of Winnipeg Faculty Association’s Executive, Axworthy Distinguished Lecture Series Committee, and the Academic COVID-19 Response Planning Team. She has also served, for the past five years, as UWinnipeg’s United Way Campaign Chair and sits on the United Way Cabinet.
Dr. Whalen’s research takes up questions of public memory, Canadian political and performative oratory, and the rhetoric of place. Her current research project examines the transnational rhetoric around the tragedy of Arrow Air Flight 1285, an American chartered military plane that crashed in Gander, Newfoundland in December 1985. She is a recipient of the Faculty of Arts’ Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award and, in 2019, was named by The Uniter as one of the University’s favourite professors.
“Dr. Whalen served as Acting Associate Dean this past year and has proven to be a skilled, thoughtful administrator,” said Moulaison. “I look forward to continue working with her in the Deans’ Office.”