New Deans at Brandeis and Chancellor Universities

Susan J. Birren, professor of biology and neuroscience at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, was named dean of the university’s College of Arts and Sciences. Professor Birren joined the Brandeis faculty as an assistant professor of neurobiology in 1994. She concentrates her research on the study on the development of the human nervous system.

Dr. Birren earned a Ph.D. in biological chemistry at the University of California at Los Angeles and did postdoctoral research at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.

Trish Gorman was promoted to dean of the Jack Welch Management Institute and vice president for strategic planning at Chancellor University in Cleveland. She was dean of the faculty at the institute. She has previously taught at the business schools at the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University.

Dr. Gorman is a graduate of Northwestern University. She holds an MBA from UCLA and a Ph.D. in strategy and economics from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

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