President Richard Englert has announced Matthew Wilson as the incoming dean of Temple University Japan (TUJ). Englert made the decision public in an email sent to the Temple community Tuesday morning.
Wilson is no stranger to Temple University Japan, as he studied abroad in Tokyo while earning his law degree from the James E. Beasley School of Law. Wilson returned to his roots after practicing law to serve as TUJ’s Law Program Director, general counsel and senior associate dean.
The Temple alumnus continued his career in academia accepting a professorship position at the University of Wyoming College of Law where he was the associate dean of academic affairs and the dean of student affairs.
He later was dean at the University of Akron School of Law. Wilson, fluent in Japanese, held visiting professor appointments at foreign universities in Japan and South Korea. Most recently, Wilson has been President of Missouri Western State University since March 2019.
President Englert is excited to welcome Wilson to the Temple community saying in a statement on Tuesday, “Matt Brings his experience as a TUJ student and administrator to the role, along with an understanding of leading complex organizations. We are delighted he has agreed to take on this vital role.”
Temple University says Wilson’s start date“will be announced soon.” Wilson will replace Bruce Stronach, who served as dean of Temple University Japan for twelve years.