Five Women Scholars Appointed to Dean Positions

Becky A. Copper-Glenz will be the next dean of graduate and continuing education at Fitchburg State University in Massachusetts. She has been serving as associate provost for graduate, continuing education, educational partnerships, and the extended campus at Saint Xavier University in Chicago. She will begin her new duties in July.

Dr. Copper-Glenz is a graduate of Carroll College in Waukesha, Wisconsin, where she majored in communications and international relations. She holds a master’s degree in human development and a doctorate in educational leadership, from Saint Mary’s University in Minneapolis.

Kathleen M. Blee was named the Bettye J. and Ralph E. Bailey Dean of the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and dean of the College of General Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Blee is a distinguished professor of sociology at the university and has been serving as associate dean.

Dr. Blee joined the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh in 1996. Earlier, she taught at the University of Kentucky for more than 15 years. Her most recent book is Democracy in the Making: How Activist Groups Form (Oxford University Press, 2012). Professor Blee is a graduate of Indiana University. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Peggy A. Johnson will be the next dean of the Schreyer Honors College at Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Johnson joined the faculty at Penn State in 1996 and is a professor of civil engineering. She chaired the department of civil and environmental engineering from 2006 to 2015.

Professor Johnson is a graduate of New Mexico State University, where she majored in geology. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Maureen Lally-Green was named dean of the School of Law at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. When she take office on July, Lally-Green will be the first woman to lead the law school. Lally-Green served for 12 years as a judge of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania and before her appointment to the bench was on the law school’s faculty from 1983 to 1998. After her term as a judge, Lally-Green was director of the Office of Church Relations for the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh.

Professor Lally-Green holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics secondary education and a juris doctorate from Duquesne University.

Katrina Glanzer was appointed first-year dean at Haverford College in suburban Philadelphia, effective July 1. She has been serving as assistant director of advising services and academic support at the University of Pennsylvania.

Glanzer is a 2002 graduate of Haverford College and this spring will receive a master’s degree in higher education from the University of Pennsylvania.

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