Three Women Have Been Selected to Serve as Deans

Alena Allen, associate dean for research and faculty development and professor of law, has been named interim dean of the School of Law at the University of Arkansas. Before joining the University of Arkansas last year, Professor Allen spent 10 years teaching family law, health law electives, torts, and feminist jurisprudence at the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis.

Professor Allen is a graduate of Loyola University, where she majored in psychology. She earned a juris doctorate from Yale Law School.

Kim Creamer will serve as dean of education and social/behavioral sciences. at Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina. Her role will oversee teacher education, psychology, sociology, and political science as well as the Academy for Teaching. Dr. Cramer first came to work at college in 2014.

Dr. Creamer earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in education from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. She completed her Ph.D. in education with an emphasis in literacy education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Raelene Brooks was appointed dean of nursing at the University of Phoenix. She was serving as associate dean of the San Diego Community College District and is the former director of nursing at

Dr. Brooks earned a Ph.D. in nursing sciene from the University of San Diego.

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