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Cheryl A. Parks, Ph.D. ’97, Named Dean of the Simmons School of Social Work

Posted July 20, 2015

Cheryl A. Parks, Ph.D. ’97, was named dean of the Simmons School of Social Work. Parks is a social work clinical care intervention expert who specializes in sexual minority identity development. She worked for 18 years as a practicing social work clinician, administrator, and private practitioner before returning to academia to earn her Ph.D. In addition […]

UT Arlington Appoints Nan Ellin ’81 as Founding Dean of New College

Posted November 20, 2014

University of Texas Arlington has appointed Nan Ellin ’81 as founding dean of a new college that will be formed through the integration of the existing School of Architecture and School of Urban and Public Affairs. Ellin is currently the professor and chair of the University of Utah’s department of city and metropolitan planning. Prior […]

Sophia Wisniewska, M.A. ’84, Ph.D. ’92, Appointed to Widener’s Board of Trustees

Posted July 14, 2014

Sophia Wisniewska, M.A. ’84, Ph.D. ’92, was appointed to Widener University Board of Trustees this month. Wisniewska is regional chancellor for the University of South Florida in St. Petersburg and served as chancellor of Penn State Brandywine from 2005 to 2013. She also worked on the Chester Higher Education Council, a nonprofit organization formed by […]

Drew Gilpin Faust ’68 Honored With Radcliffe Medal

Posted June 24, 2014

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study honored Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust ’68 with the 2014 Radcliffe Medal, which is presented annually to an individual who has had a transformative impact on society. Faust is the founding dean of the Radcliffe Institute. To hear her acceptance speech, skip to the 26:00 minute mark in […]

Susan Goldberg ’77 Featured in Article On Hometown Stories

Posted January 16, 2013

Susan Goldberg ’77 was featured in an article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette regarding her work aiding in the “1,000 Stories” 10-year initiative of her hometown. This initiative was established in 2010 to document personal stories of those living in the Hill House neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Goldberg, an assistant professor at Duquesne University, had her students […]

Marcia Cantarella ’68 Publishes Guide to Finishing College

Posted September 12, 2012

Marcia Y. Cantarella ’68, who has held positions at Hunter College, Princeton University, New York University, and Metropolitan College of New York during her distinguished career as a dean and vice president of student affairs, is the author of the new book I Can Finish College: The Overcome Any Obstacle and Get Your Degree Guide. […]

Marcia Cantarella ’68 Publishes Book, Speaks on NPR About What Students Need to Finish College

Posted December 15, 2011
photo of Marcia Cantarella

Marcia Cantarella ’68, the author of the recently published I CAN Finish College: The Overcome Any Obstacle and Get Your Degree Guide, was featured on NPR’s Tell Me More on December 13. In a segment titled “Keeping First-Generation College Kids on Track,” Cantarella discussed some common pitfalls faced by students who feel out-of-place in the academic environment, […]

P. Gregory Warden, Ph.D. ’78, Becomes Second GSAS Alum to Lead Switzerland’s Franklin College

Posted December 1, 2011

P. Gregory Warden, Ph.D. ’78, has been appointed president of Franklin College, an American-style liberal-arts institution in Lugano, Switzerland. An alumnus of Bryn Mawr’s Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, Warden is University Distinguished Professor of Art History and associate dean for research and academic affairs at Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts. At Franklin,Warden […]

D.C. School District Honors Stephanie Aduso ’02 as “Highly Effective Teacher”

Posted October 18, 2011

Stephanie Aduso ’02, an early-childhood autism-inclusion teacher for the District of Columbia Public Schools, was honored with the Rubenstein Award for Highly Effective Teaching at the District’s second annual “Standing Ovation” awards ceremony, held at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in September. Aduso majored in psychology at Bryn Mawr and went on […]

Jennifer L. Hunt ’93 Named Pathology Chair at UAMS

Posted September 19, 2011

Jennifer L. Hunt ’93 has been named chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Services in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Before joining UAMS in September, Hunt was an associate professor of pathology at Harvard Medical School and associate chief of pathology and chief of anatomic and […]

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