Albert Kettner, associate research professor and associate director of INSTAAR, has stepped into the role of acting director of INSTAAR as of July 10.
Kettner will provide leadership as our previous director, Merritt Turetsky, returns to faculty to focus on her research, teaching, and public engagement.
Turetsky’s dedication and guidance as director of INSTAAR have been instrumental in steering the institute through challenging times, including the unprecedented difficulties posed by the pandemic. Her unwavering commitment to promoting equity and inclusion within the institute has been instrumental in making positive change.
The Research & Innovation Office will be coordinating with INSTAAR leadership to guide the process to appoint an interim and then a permanent director.