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Top compensations in Instructional Admin

Name Hire date Compensation
Roderic Pettigrew 11/27/2017 $675,000
Nancy J. Dickey 1/1/1996 $484,567
Amy Lynn Waer 2/5/2018 $445,000
Peter J. Davies 12/15/2011 $374,176 (12-month salary)
David P. Huston 6/1/2008 $324,285

Top Professor & Head compensations at Instructional Admin

Name Hire Date Compensation
Nancy J. Dickey 1/1/1996 $484,567
William Griffith 1/1/1984 $243,331
David C. Zawieja 5/1/1986 $241,013
James E. Samuel 1/14/1994 $236,239
Geoffrey Kapler 10/24/1994 $232,487


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