Two Women Scholars Appointed to Dean Positions

Hollis Robbins has accepted an offer to serve as the next dean of the College of Humanities at the University of Utah. She will begin her new duties on July 1, 2022. Dr. Robbins currently serves as dean of the School of Arts and Humanities at Sonoma State University in California. Earlier, she was chair of the department of humanities at the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Her latest book is Forms of Contention: Influence and the African American Sonnet Tradition (University of Georgia Press, 2020).

Dr. Robbins holds a bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University. She earned a master’s degree in English from the University of Colorado Boulder, a master of public policy degree from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in English from Princeton University in New Jersey.

Roberta Waite will be the dean of the Georgetown University School of Nursing, effective July 1, 2022. Dr. Waite will join Georgetown from Drexel University in Philadelphia, where she is a professor of nursing. She also serves as the executive director of the university’s Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services – a nurse-managed community-based organization that provides comprehensive care to thousands of individuals each year.

Dr. Waite holds a bachelor’s degree and a doctorate in education from Widener University with a focus on higher education administration leadership. She holds a master’s degree in nursing with a focus on adult psychiatric-mental health nursing from the University of Pennsylvania.

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