Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

Magda Hinojosa has been appointed dean of social sciences for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University. She is a professor and director of the School of Politics and Global Studies at the university. She joined the faculty at the university in 2007.

Dr. Hinojosa’s research focuses on women’s political representation in Latin America. She is the co-author of Seeing Women, Strengthening Democracy: How Women in Politics Foster Connected Citizens (Oxford University Press, 2020). She is also the author of Selecting Women, Electing Women: Political Representation and Candidate Selection in Latin America (Temple University Press, 2014).

Dr. Hinojosa received a bachelor’s degree in government from the University of Texas at Austin. She earned master’s and doctoral degrees in political science from Harvard University.

Dorothy E. Mosby has accepted an appointment as dean of the faculty and vice president for academic affairs at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. She will assume this role in June 2023.

Dr. Mosby is the Mary E. Woolley Professor of Spanish at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts. She joined the Mount Holyoke community in 2003. Dr. Mosby was named associate dean of faculty in 2016 and recently completed a two-year term as interim dean of faculty and vice president for academic affairs. Dr.Mosby’s research focuses on Afro-Hispanic, Caribbean identity, and African diaspora literature and culture. She is the author of two books  Place, Language, and Identity in Afro-Costa Rican Literature (University of Missouri Press, 2003) and Quince Duncan. Writing Afro-Costa Rican and Caribbean Identity (University of Alabama Press, 2014).

Professor Mosbey is a graduate of Hood College in Frederick, Maryland. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri at Columbia.

Gayla Stoner will be the next dean of the College of Professional and Continuing Education at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Stoner will begin her new duties on February 1.

Dr. Stoner has been serving as vice provost and dean for Online and Innovative Educational Initiatives at Northern Arizona University. Earlier, she was associate provost at Central Washington University. Prior to her position at Central Washington, Dr. Stoner was executive director of the University of Illinois, Chicago, Extended Campus.

Dr. Stoner holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in workforce education and development from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

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