Four Women Appointed to Dean Posts

lawson-borderstGracie Lawson-Borders was appointed dean of the School of Communications at Howard University in Washington, D.C. She is the former associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Wyoming, where she also was professor of communication and journalism. Earlier she taught at Kent State University and Southern Methodist University. She is the author of Media Organizations and Convergence: Case Studies of Media Convergence Pioneers (Routledge, 2005)

Dr. Lawson-Borders is a graduate of Michigan State University. She earned a master’s degree at Northwestern University and a Ph.D. at Wayne State University.

jjacobsenJoyce P. Jacobsen, the Andrew Professor of Economics at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, was named dean of the university’s Division of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Programs. She will begin her new duties on July 1.

Professor Jacobsen has been on the Wesleyan faculty for 20 years. She is the author of The Economics of Gender (Blackwell), now in its third edition. She is a graduate of Radcliffe College. Dr. Jacobsen holds a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and a Ph.D. from Stanford University.

tiemannKathleen Tiemann was named dean of the School of Liberal Arts at Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts. She has served on the faculty at the University of North Dakota since 1988, most recently as the Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Sociology.

Dr. Tiemann is a graduate of Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.

susan_gelmanSusan Gelman was appointed interim dean of the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, the largest school at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. She is the Heinz Werner Collegiate Professor of Psychology at the university. She has been a member of the faculty at the University of Michigan since 1984.

Professor Gelman is a graduate of Oberlin College in Ohio and holds a Ph.D. in psychology from Stanford University.

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