A Trio of Women Scholars Appointed to Positions as Deans

Taja-Nia Henderson has been named dean of the Graduate School at Rutgers University-Newark. She is a professor at Rutgers Law School, where she has served since 2010. She previously served as acting director of Rutgers’ P3: A Collaboratory for Pedagogy, Professional Development, and Publicly-Engaged Scholarship.

Dr. Henderson is a graduate of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. She holds a juris doctorate and a Ph.D. in American history both from New York University.

Nancy Allbritton has been named the Frank & Julie Jungers Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Washington. Currently, she serves as a Kenan Distinguished Professor and chair of the joint department of biomedical engineering at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University. Her research focuses on biomedical microdevices, pharmacoengineering, cell signaling, and microfabricated systems.

Dr. Allbritton is a graduate of Louisiana State University where she majored in physics. She holds a medical doctorate from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and a Ph.D. in medical physics/medical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Jeannine Dingus-Eason was named dean of education at Rhode Island College. She was professor and chair of the educational doctorate in executive leadership program at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York.

Dr. Dingus-Eason earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Rochester. She earned her master’s degree in secondary English education from the University of Rochester and a Ph.D. from the University of Washington.

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