A Trio of Women Taking on New Teaching Roles

kovacevic.jelena_200x250.jpgJelena Kovacevic was named chair of the department of electrical and computer engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. The appointment will take effect on April 1. Professor Kovacevic has been on the faculty at the university since 2003 and serves as a professor of biomedical engineering and a professor of electrical and computer engineering. She also is the director of the Center for Bioimage Informatics.

Professor Kovacevic is a graduate of the University of Belgrade. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Columbia University in New York City.

TriciaRoseTricia Rose was named the 2014 Lund-Gill Chair at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois. She will spend the spring semester teaching an undergraduate honors seminar on African American popular culture. Dr. Rose is a professor of Africana studies and director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. She is the author of the award-winning book Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America (Wesleyan University Press, 1994).

Professor Rose is a graduate of Yale University, where she majored in sociology. She holds a Ph.D. in American studies from Brown University.

Hannah Stewart-Gambino  Dean of the CollegeHannah Stewart-Gambino, dean of Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, will step down from her administrative post at the end of 2013 and become a full-time faculty member with a joint appointment in the departments of government and law and international affairs.

Dr. Stewart-Gambino has been dean of the college since 2007. She is a graduate of Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where she double majored in politics and religion. Dr. Stewart-Gambino earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in comparative politics from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

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