Hi DEB! One of the really nice things about being the Interim Chair is getting to know you all better, learning about the incredible breadth of research you all are doing, and seeing the amazing instruction and mentoring you provide to our students. If there are things I can do to better support your efforts, I would love to talk with you! I’m generally at Mission Hall on Tuesdays – feel free to stop by and say hello, or send me an email and we’ll find a time to meet.  
I hope to see you all (including families) at the department picnic on September 24!
- Mark