Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Five Women to Dean Positions

Carey Busch was appointed interim dean of University College at Ohio University. Previously, she was the assistant dean for accessibility in University College and the ADA/504 coordinator. Dr. Busch first joined the staff at the university in 2007.

Dr. Busch holds a bachelor’s degree in forensic chemistry, a master’s degree in community counseling, and a Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision, all from Ohio University.

Janice Naegele, Alan M. Dachs Professor of Science, professor of biology, and professor of neuroscience and behavior at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, was appointed dean of the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the university. She has previously served as chair of the faculty, director of the Center for Faculty Career Development, and chair of the biology department.

Professor Naegele is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts. She earned a Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Eboni S. Nelson has been named the next dean of the University of Connecticut School of Law. Currently, she is associate dean for academic affairs and professor of law at the University of South Carolina School of Law. Nelson joined the faculty at the University of South Carolina in 2007. She will begin her new job on August 1.

Nelson’s research centers on equitable educational opportunities for minority and disadvantaged students as well as the intersection of consumer law and education. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and earned her law degree at Harvard University.

Maria Donoghue Velleca was appointed dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, effective in May. Dr. Donoghue Velleca currently serves as a professor of biology and senior associate dean for faculty affairs and strategic planning in the College and Arts & Sciences at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

Professor Donoghue Velleca earned a bachelor’s degree at Boston College and Ph.D. at Washington University in St. Louis. Before joining the faculty at Georgetown University, she served as an assistant professor at Yale University School of Medicine.

Barbara Krauthamer, professor of history, dean of the graduate school, and senior vice provost for interdisciplinary programs and innovation at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, has been appointed dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts at the university. Dr. Krauthamer is the author of Black Slaves, Indian Masters: Slavery, Emancipation, and Citizenship in the Native American South (University of North Carolina Press, 2015).

Dr. Krauthamer holds a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, a master’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Ph.D. from Princeton University in New Jersey.

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