Four Women Scholars Appointed to Dean Positions in Higher Education

Shannon Mathews will be the next dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of La Verne in California. She will take office on January 1. Dr. Mathews most recently served as the dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and professor of social and behavioral sciences at Savannah State University in Georgia. Prior to that, she worked at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, where she served in various administrative roles.

Dr. Matthews is a graduate of Pomona College in Claremont, California, where she majored in anthropology. She earned a master’s degree in medical anthropology and her Ph.D. in gerontology from the University of Kentucky.

Jennifer Wilson was appointed interim dean of Eugene Lang College at The New School in New York City. Dr. Wilson has worked at The New School since 2003 as a mathematics professor and was also associate dean of faculty affairs.

Dr. Wilson is a graduate of the University of British Columbia. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in mathematics from Princeton University.

Juliet Langman was named interim dean of the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Texas at San Antonio, effective January 1, 2021. A professor of applied linguistics, Dr. Langman joined the faculty in the department of bicultural-bilingual studies in 1998. She has served as associate dean of graduate studies in the College of Education and Human Development since 2016.

Dr. Langman is a graduate of Georgetown University, where she majored in French. She holds a master’s degree in linguistics and a Ph.D.  in language, literacy, and culture from Stanford University.

Rochelle Gilbert was appointed dean of student affairs at Walden University. She joined the staff at Walden in 2010 and served most recently as senior director of academic residencies.

Dr. Gilbert earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in educational administration from Northeast Louisiana University. She holds a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Louisiana Monroe.

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