Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities

Tomoko Sakomura, assistant vice president and dean of academic success and professor of history of art at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, will now serve as dean of students at the college. Professor Sakomura, a specialist in Japanese art history, joined Swarthmore’s faculty in 2005.

Dr. Sakomura is a graduate of Keio University in Tokyo, Japan. She earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in art history and archaeology from Columbia University in New York City.

Earnstein Dukes was announced as the new dean of the University Library at Texas Tech University. She started her career at the university as a systems librarian in 2002 and was later served as associate dean of libraries for 11 years. Dukes was named interim dean earlier this year. Earlier in her career, she held library posts at the University of Memphis and the University of Texas at Dallas.

Dukes received a bachelor’s degree at Northwestern State University in Louisiana. She holds a master of library science degree from Clark Atlanta University.

Faiza Khoja was named dean of the College of Business Administration at Texas A&M University-Central Texas in Killeen. She was a professor of strategic management and senior associate vice president for academic affairs at the University of Houston-Downtown.

A native of Pakistan, Dr. Khoja earned a Ph.D. in strategic management at the University of Houston.

Kathy Wolfe is the inaugural dean of engaged education at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. She was dean of undergraduate programs and professor of English at Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln. She had served on the faculty there for 20 years.

Dr. Wolfe is a graduate of Nebraska Wesleyan University. She earned a Ph.D. in English at Texas Chrisitan University in Fort Worth.

Jacqueline Hill was appointed dean of the School of Education and associate provost for continuing and professional education at Florida Memorial University. Dr. Hill previously served as associate provost of academic affairs for Miami Dade College.

Dr. Hill holds a bachelor’s degree in public health administration and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of Memphis. She earned a doctorate in curriculum and leadership from Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

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