New Deans Named at Five Institutions of Higher Learning

Grossman PamPam Grossman was named dean of the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. She will assume her new duties on January 1. Currently, Dr. Grossman is the Nomelli-Oliver Professor of Education in the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University and faculty director of Stanford’s Center to Support Excellence in Teaching. She joined the faculty at Stanford in 2000 after teaching at the University of Washington. She is co-editor of Alternative Routes to Teaching: Mapping the New Landscape of Teacher Education (Harvard Education Press, 2008).

Professor Grossman is a graduate of Yale University. She earned a master’s degree at the University of California at Berkeley and a doctorate at Stanford University.

turnerElaine Turner was appointed dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Florida. She has been serving as interim dean since January and earlier was the senior associate dean at the college. Dr. Turner has been on the faculty at the University of Florida since 1996. Earlier, she taught at Clemson University in South Carolina.

Dr. Turner is a graduate of Kansas State University, where she majored in dietetics. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in nutrition from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

marianne-horizontal1-640x360Marianne Yoshioka was named dean of the School for Social Work at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, effective July 1. Currently, Dr. Yoshioka is associate dean for academic affairs at the Columbia University School of Social Work. She has been on the staff at Columbia since 2006.

Dr. Yoshioka is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario. She holds a master of social work degree from the University of Michigan and a doctorate in social work from Florida State University.

auneKrystyna Aune is the new dean of graduate education at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She was associate vice chancellor for academic affairs at the university and serves as a professor of communicology.

Dr. Aune holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Illinois State University. She earned a Ph.D. in communication from the University of Arizona.

maryam_alaviMaryam Alavi was chosen as the next dean of the Scheller College of Business at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She will become dean on July 1. Currently, Dr. Alavi is interim dean of the Goizueta Business School at Emory University in Atlanta.

Dr. Alavi is a graduate of the University at Buffalo of the State University of New York. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in information systems from Ohio State University.

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