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David Stern

Stern is the University of Tampa's chief academic officer and provides leadership in developing high-quality academic programs and educational experiences. Stern supervises and oversees all curricular, instructional, and research affairs at the University, and serves as a key advisor to the University president on all academic affairs and other institutional issues.

Stern served as vice president for academic and student affairs at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN from 2006-2012. There he helped develop 10 new academic programs, oversaw regional re-accreditation, created an office of diversity integration and a Center for Teaching and Learning, and increased external funding, including a $7 million consortial grant to transform teacher education.

Prior to that, Stern served as the University of Toledo’s Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 2000-2005.

Stern received his doctorate and master’s degree from the University of California, San Diego. His specialization is 19th and 20th-century European philosophy and political philosophy. He has an edited volume on Hegel forthcoming with SUNY Press, has published articles on Kant, Hegel, and Kierkegaard, and on such topics as self-consciousness, modernism and anti-modernism, identity politics and state sovereignty. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and is a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Omicron Delta Kappa.

Stern received his bachelor’s degree at Louisiana State University. He has served on the City of Toledo Mayor’s Commission on the Arts, the Toledo Board of Jewish Education, the Toledo Jazz Society’s Board of Directors and Temple B’nai Israel’s Board of Directors.