College of Applied Sciences & the Arts Dean Appointment

Charles Bullock

 Dr. Charles Bullock

Memo:Appointment of the Dean of the College of Applied Sciences and the Arts (PDF)

It is with pleasure that I announce the appointment of Dr. Charles Bullock as the Dean of the College of Applied Sciences and Arts.  He assumed his duties effective December 31, 2008.  Dr. Barbara Conry who has served with distinction as Interim Dean since May 2007 will be retuning to her role as Associate Dean.

Dr. Bullock comes to us from the University of Nevada, Reno where he served as Dean for the College of Health and Human Services (2006-2008) and Professor/Department Chair, School of Public Health (1996-present).  During his tenure at the University of Nevada, Reno he coordinated the developments of the school of Public Health and the interdisciplinary Master of Public Health Degree.  Prior to accepting a chairmanship at the University Nevada, Reno he conceived and directed a nationally recognized research center for 15 years and served as Chair of the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dr. Bullock earned a BA degree in Religion from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an MS in Recreation Administration and a PhD in Leisure Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

Dr. Bullock is an impressive scholar. He has published extensively, produced films, secured major grants, conducted training workshops, served as a consultant, and acted as a reviewer for professional journals and textbooks.  He has also received numerous awards for his service to the profession of Therapeutic Recreation.

“I am able to engage a diverse audience in meaningful dialogue on a wide range of issues.  This communication style creates a collegial and respectful environment, which has been effective for me as an academic administrator for many years.  This is the style that I would bring to the position of Dean of the College of Applied Sciences and Arts at San Jose State University.”

We are delighted to have Dr. Bullock join us.  Please join me in extending a warm welcome.