Four Women Named to Dean Positions

Beate Schmittmann was named as the next dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University in Ames. Her appointment is effective on April 2. She is chair of the department of physics at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg. She has served on the faculty at Virginia Tech since 1991.

Dr. Schmittman is a graduate of RWTH Aachen University in Germany and holds a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Edinburgh.

Hannah L. Buxbaum was appointed acting dean of the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University in Bloomington. Currently she is executive associate dean for academic affairs and holds the John E. Schiller Chair in Legal Ethics at the law school. She has been on the law school’s faculty since 1997.

Professor Buxbaum is a graduate of Cornell University and Cornell Law School.

Julianne Serovich was named the next dean of the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences at the University of South Florida in Tampa. She will assume her new duties next summer. Currently, she is chair of the department of human development and family science at Ohio State University.

Dr. Serovich is a graduate of Loyola College in Baltimore. She earned a Ph.D. at the University of Georgia.

Joni Boye-Beaman was promoted to dean of the College of Arts and Behavioral Sciences at Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan. She will take her new position on July 1. She currently serves as associate dean.

Dr. Boye-Beaman has been on the Saginaw Valley State University faculty since 2000. She is a graduate of the State University of New York at Fredonia. She holds master’s and doctoral degrees from SUNY-Buffalo.

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