A Half Dozen Women Who Have Been Named to Dean Posts at Universities

Tsu-Jae King Liu was named dean of the College of Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. She has been serving as vice provost for academic and space planning and professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the university. When she takes office on July 1, Dr. Liu will be the first woman dean of the College of Engineering.

Professor Liu holds bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, all in electrical engineering and all from Stanford University.

Corinne Murphy will be the new dean of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. She has been serving as interim vice provost at West Chester University in Pennsylvania. She joined the faculty at West Chester University in 2006.

Dr. Murphy holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and speech and hearing science, a master’s degree in applied behavior analysis, and a Ph.D. in special education and applied behavior analysis, all from Ohio State University.

Faye Marsha Camahalan is the new dean of the School of Education at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany. She joined the faculty at the university in 2003.

Dr. Camahalan holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, a master’s degree in education and a Ph.D. in education, all from the University of the Philippines.

Margaret M. Andrews will be the founding dean of School of Nursing at the University of Michigan-Flint. Dr. Andrews has taught at the university since 2006.

Dr. Andrews is a graduate of St. John’s College. She holds a master’s degree in nursing from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and a Ph.D. from the University of Utah.

Esther L. Jones was named associate provost and the inaugural dean of the faculty at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. She joined the faculty at the university in 2009 and held the E. Franklin Frazier Chair of African American Literature. Dr. Jones is the author of Medicine and Ethics in Black Women’s Speculative Fiction (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015).

Dr. Jones is a graduate of Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. She earned a master’s degree and a doctorate from Ohio State University.

Angi Elsea Bourgeois was appointed dean of the College of Architecture, Art and Design at Mississippi State University. She has served on the faculty since 2002 and was named director of the department of art in 2016. Dr. Bourgeois is the author of Reconstructing the Lost Frescoes of Santa Maria sopra Minerva in Rome from the ‘Meditationes’ of Cardinal Juan de Torquemada: A Case Study in the History of Art (Edwin Mellen Press, 2009).

After graduating with honors in art history from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, Dr. Bourgeois went on to complete a doctorate in Italian Renaissance and medieval art history from Emory University in Atlanta.


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