A Quartet of New Deans

Reutten2Lydia Morrow Ruetten was named dean of the library at Governors State University in University Park, Illinois. She was served as interim dean for the past 10 months and has been on the staff at the university since 1989.

Ruetten is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. She holds a master of library science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and an MBA from Governors State University.

PragerSusan Westerberg Prager was appointed dean of the Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles. She is the first woman to be named dean in the 102-year history of the law school. She has been serving as the executive director of the Association of American Law Schools. In 1982, she was the first women to serve as dean of the School of Law at the University of California at Los Angeles. She has also been provost at Dartmouth College and was president of Occidental College.

Dean Prager holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Stanford University. She is a graduate of the UCLA School of Law.

DeniseKorniewiczDenise Korniewicz was named dean of research at the University of North Dakota. Since 2011, she has serving as dean of the university’s College of Nursing. Previously, she was the senior associate dean for research at the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies.

Dr. Korniewicz is a graduate of Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan. She holds a master’s degree from Texas Woman’s University and a Ph.D. from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

keen_suzanne-Suzanne Keen is the new dean of the college at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. She is the Thomas H. Broadas Professor of English at the university. She has been serving as interim dean for the past year.

Professor Keen has been on the faculty at Washington and Lee since 1995. She is a graduate of Brown University and holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in English language and literature from Harvard University. She is the author of Empathy and the Novel (Oxford University Press, 2007).

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