Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Positions as Deans

Judy Liesveld was appointed dean of the School of Nursing at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Dr. Liesveld will assume her duties in July 2022. She has been serving as interim associate dean of innovation and community outreach, clinical educator, and professor at the University of New Mexico College of Nursing.

Dr. Liesveld holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa. She earned a master’s degree at Arizona State University and a doctorate in nursing from the University of New Mexico.

Ellen M. Bassett has been selected as the John Portman Dean’s Chair in the College of Design at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. Bassett is currently a professor of urban and environmental planning and the associate dean for research in the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia. Before joining the faculty at the University of Virginia, she was on faculty at Portland State University, and earlier she taught at Michigan State University’s School of Planning, Design, and Construction.

Dr. Bassett holds a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. She earned a master’s degree in history and a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in urban and regional planning from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Jessica Lang was appointed dean of the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences at Baruch College of the City University of New York. Dr. Lang, who joined Baruch’s faculty in 2004, has led the school as interim dean since July 2020. Prior to her role as interim dean, Dr. Lang was chair and professor in the department of English. Dr. Lang’s areas of specialization include early American fiction and Jewish American and Holocaust literature. She is the author of Textual Silence: Unreadability and the Holocaust (Rutgers University Press, 2017).

Dr. Lang is a graduate of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, where she majored in English language and literature. She holds a Ph.D. in English language and literature from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

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