Two Women Appointed Deans of Schools in STEM-Related Disciplines

Mary Julia Wornat was named dean of the College of Engineering at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. She will hold the Bert S. Turner Chair in Engineering. Dr. Wornat has been on the faculty of the department of chemical engineering at Louisiana State University since 2002. Earlier, she spent more than eight years on the faculty of the department of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton University in New Jersey.

Professor Wornat is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, where she majored in chemical engineering. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of technology.

Susan L. Parish will be the next dean of the Bouve College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University in Boston. She will begin her new job on March 15. Dr. Parish has been serving as the Nancy Lurie Marks Professor of Disability Policy and Women’s Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Brandies University in Waltham, Massachusetts. She is the former associate dean for research at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.

Professor Parish holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature and a master of social work degree from Rutgers University in New Jersey. She earned a doctorate in public health from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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