A Fresh Crop of New Deans

Martha Bradley, dean of the Honors College at the University of Utah, was named associate vice president for academic affairs and dean of undergraduate studies at the university. Dean Bradley will take over her new position in July 1.

Dean Bradley is a scholar who specializes in Utah history. She is past-president of the Mormon History Association.

Renee T. White was named dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Simmons College in Boston. Her appointment takes effect on September 1. She has been serving as a professor of sociology and black studies at Fairfield University in Connecticut.

Dr. White is a graduate of Brown University. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in sociology from Yale University.

Also at Simmons College, Judy A. Beal was appointed dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences. She will take office on July 1. She has served in the post on an interim basis and has been on the faculty at Simmons for nearly 30 years.

Dr. Beal is a graduate of Skidmore College. She earned a master’s degree in nursing from Yale University and a doctorate in nursing science from Boston University.

Mary L. Snyder was named dean of the College of Education at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. She will assume her new duties on July 1. Dr. Snyder has been serving as dean of the College of Education at the University of Alaska in Anchorage.

Dr. Snyder holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. She earned a doctorate in educational administration from the University of Iowa.

Teresa Balser, director of the Institute for Biology Education at the University of Wisconsin, has been named the new dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Florida. Dr. Balser has taught at the University of Wisconsin since 2001.

Dr. Balser is a graduate of Dartmouth College. She holds a Ph.D. in soil microbiology from the University of California at Berkeley.



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