Five Women Named to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities

Tomiko Brown-Nagin was appointed dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. Dr. Brown-Nagin is the Daniel P.S. Paul Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard Law School, a history professor in Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and faculty director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice. She is the author of the book, Courage to Dissent: Atlanta and the Long History of the Civil Rights Movement (Oxford University Press, 2011).

Professor Brown-Nagin is a summa cum laude graduate of Furman University in South Carolina and Yale Law School, where she was the editor of the Yale Law Review. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Duke University.

Adrienne Eaton was appointed dean of the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University in News Brunswick, New Jersey. She has served in the post on an interim basis since last July. Dr. Eaton has been on the Rutgers University faculty since 1987 and was promoted to full professor in 2001.

A native of Saratoga Springs, New York, Dr. Eaton is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where she majored in anthropology. She earned a master’s degree in labor and human resources from Ohio State University and a Ph.D. in industrial relations from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Winona State University in Minnesota has announced that Julie M. Anderson will be the next dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, effective July 1. She has been serving as dean and professor in the School of Nursing at the College of Saint Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota.

Dr. Anderson holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing, a master’s degree in parent/child nursing, and a Ph.D. in education, all from the University of North Dakota.

Kim Crowley was promoted to dean of health sciences at Amarillo College in Texas. She has been serving as associate dean of health sciences since 2015. Crowley joined the staff at the college in 2005 as coordinator of continuing education.

Crowley earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from West Texas A&M University in Canyon.

Linda Schadler will be the next dean of the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Vermont. She has been serving as the Russell Sage Professor in Materials Science and Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. Dr. Schadler also served as vice provost and dean of undergraduate education at RPI.

Professor Schadler is a graduate of Cornell University, where she majored in materials science and engineering. She holds a Ph.D. in the same discipline from the University of Pennsylvania.

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