Four Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Universities

NinaHellerNina Rovinelli Heller was named interim dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Heller joined the faculty at the university in 1994. She is the Zachs Professor of Social Work and director of the graduate program. Professor Heller is the co-editor of several books including Social Work and Social Problems: A Mental Health Perspective (Routledge, 2010).

Professor Heller is a graduate of Providence College in Rhode Island. She holds a master of social work degree from Rutgers University in New Jersey and a Ph.D. in clinical social work from the Smith College School for Social Work in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Louise-Wrensford_t180Louise Wrensford was named dean of the Graduate School at Albany State University in Georgia. She will also serve as associate provost for research and sponsored programs. She joined the faculty at the university in 1999 and is a professor of chemistry.

Dr. Wrensford is a graduate of the University of the Virgin Islands. She holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

bergJessica W. Berg was named c0-dean of the Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland. She has been serving as acting co-dean since November 2013. Professor Berg joined the faculty at the law school in 1999.

Professor Berg holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a law degree from Cornell University. She earned a master of public health degree at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Stephanie Walker was appointed dean of libraries and information resources at the University of North Dakota. She has been serving as chief librarian and executive director of academic information technology at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York.

Walker holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. She earned a master of library and information science degree at the University of Toronto.

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