Three Women Named Deans

Norman_LindaLinda Norman was named dean of the School of Nursing at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She has served on the faculty at the nursing school for 22 years, most recently as the Valere Potter Menefee Professor of Nursing. She has also been serving as senior associate dean for academics. She will become dean on July 1.

Dr. Norman earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Virginia. She received a doctorate of nursing science from the University of Alabama Birmingham.

bridget_terry_longBridget Terry Long, the Xander Professor of Education and Economics at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, has been appointed academic dean of the school. Dr. Long joined the faculty at the school in 2000 as an assistant professor and was promoted to full professor in 2009. Her research deals with the transition from high school to college focusing on college access, financial aid, and academic preparation.

Professor Long is a faculty research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and was appointed by President Obama to serve on the National Board of Education Sciences. Dr. Long is a graduate of Princeton University and holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.

m-Prater, Mary AnneMary Anne Prater was named dean of the David O. McKay School of Education at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. She is a professor and former chair of the department of counseling psychology and special education. She previously taught at the University of Hawaii and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

Dr. Prater holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Utah and an educational doctorate from Utah State University.

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