Three Women Appointed to Positions as Deans at Colleges and Universities

Emma Morton-Eggleston was appointed dean of the West Virginia University Eastern Campus. She will also hold the title of associate vice president of health sciences. Dr. Morton-Eggleston is also the director of the Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Health at the university. Earlier in her career, she served on the faculty in the department of population medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Morton-Eggleston earned her medical degree and a master of public health degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Cara D. Appel-Simbaugh was named dean of students at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Since 2011, she has been serving as senior associate dean of students at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. Earlier in her career, Dr. Appel-Silbaugh was director of parent relations and programs at the University of California, San Diego.

Dr. Appel Silbaugh is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, where she majored in film studies. She holds a master’s degree in college personnel from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and a doctorate in college student personnel administration from the University of Maryland.

Suzanne Keen was appointed dean of the faculty at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. She will also hold the title of vice president for academic affairs. She has been serving as dean of the college at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. She also was the Thomas H. Broadus Professor of English at the university. She joined the faculty at Washington and Lee University in 1995.

Professor Keen is a graduate of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, where she majored in studio art and English. She holds a master’s degree in creative writing from Brown University and a second master’s degree and a Ph.D. in English language and literature from Harvard University. She is the author of Thomas Hardy’s Brains: Psychology, Neurology, and Hardy’s Imagination (Ohio State University Press, 2014).

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