Colleges and Universities Appoint Six Women Scholars to Dean Positions

Anne Hogan was appointed the inaugural dean of the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Ithaca College in New York, effective August 1. She has been serving as the dean of the College of Communication and Fine Arts at the University of Memphis.

Dr. Hogan is a graduate of Harvard Univerity, where she majored in English literature. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in English literature from Brown University.

Deborah Baldwin was named interim dean for the College of Business, Health, and Human Services at the University of Arkansas Little Rock beginning August 1. Dr. Baldwin currently serves as associate provost at the university and is director of the Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture. She joined the faculty in 1980.

Dr. Baldwin is the author of Protestants and the Mexican Revolution: Missionaries, Ministers, and Social Change (University of Illinois Press, 1990). She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.

Brandy Houlk Larmon has been named dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the Mississippi University for Women. She joined the faculty at the university in 2008 and is now a full professor and served as department chair.

Dr. Larmon is a graduate of the Mississippi University for Women. She earned a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Mississippi and a doctorate in higher education from Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi.

Graciela Mochkofsky was appointed dean of the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York. A native of Argentina, she joined the faculty in 2016 as the founding director of its Bilingual Journalism Program. Since 2019, Mochkofsky has been the executive director of the school’s Center for Community Media. She is the author of The Prophet of the Andes: An Unlikely Journey to the Promised Land (Alfred A. Knopf, 2022).

Mochkofsky holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and communications from the Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires. She earned her master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Mary Simmons is the new interim dean for the School of Allied Health Sciences at Florida A&M University. She has been serving as the director of the Division of Cardiopulmonary Science in the School of Allied Health Sciences at the university. She joined the faculty nearly 20 years ago.

Dr. Simmons holds a bachelor’s degree in cardiopulmonary science and a master of public health degree from Florida A&M University. She earned a doctorate in public health/community health from Walden University.

Nancy Messonnier has been appointed dean of the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, effective September 1. Most recently, she was the executive director for Pandemic Prevention and Health Systems at the Skoll Foundation. Dr. Messonnier began her public health career in 1995 at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as an epidemic intelligence officer. She served as deputy director and then as director of the National Center of Immunization and Respiratory Diseases from 2014 to 2021.

Dr. Messonnier earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She received her medical training at the University of Chicago School of Medicine.

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