Four Women Named to Dean Posts

Julia Ross was named dean of the College of Engineering and Information Technology at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. She has been serving as the Constellation Professor of Technology and Engineering at the university. She has been on the faculty at UMBC since 1995.

Dr. Ross is a graduate of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, where she majored in chemical engineering. She holds a Ph.D. from Rice University in Houston.

PrenticeDeborah Prentice will be the next dean of the faculty at Princeton University, effective July 1. She is the Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Psychology and since 2002 has been the chair of the psychology department at the university. Professor Prentice joined the Princeton faculty in 1988 as an instructor. She was promoted to assistant professor in 1989, to associate professor in 1995, and to full professor in 2000.

Dr. Prentice is a graduate of Stanford University. She holds two master’s degrees and a Ph.D. in psychology from Yale University.

Donna CovingtonDonna T. Covington was appointed dean of the College of Business at Delaware State University in Dover. She was the interim dean of the College of Business and Computer Science at Kentucky State University in Frankfort. She is a former executive at IBM, Texas Instruments, and Lexmark International.

Covington is a graduate of Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, where she majored in chemistry. She holds master’s degrees from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky.

Mandel3aMaud Mandel was named dean of the college at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Dr. Mandel is professor of history and Judaic studies at the university. She is the author of Muslims and Jews in France: History of a Conflict (Princeton University Press, 2014) and In the Aftermath of Genocide: Armenians and Jews in 20th-Century France (Duke University Press, 2003).

Professor Mandel is a graduate of Oberlin College in Ohio, where she majored in English. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.


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