Education/Experience

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

2008-2015      Provost, Bucknell University

  • Responsible for promoting and sustaining excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service for 3500 students and 400 faculty. Achievements included: Successfully recruiting and retaining key academic and student affairs leaders; development and implementation of successful faculty recruitment and retention efforts; development and implementation of steps to improve campus climate and academic engagement for our students; successful implementation of revised general education programs; significant expansion of high impact curricular and co-curricular experiences; successful initial AACSB accreditation of the School of Management;  successful ten-year university-wide reaccreditation by the Middle States Commission of Higher Education; development and implementation of  a culture of external review followed by program enhancement; development and implementation of the university’s intellectual property program; expansion of successful research collaborations with key external partners; development and implementation of a shared governance agenda with key faculty leadership; successful fund-raising approaches as part of  the university’s comprehensive campaign.

2005-2008          Director, Center on Aging and Work, Boston College

  • Responsible for the design and implementation of interdisciplinary research focused on the opportunities and challenges associated with the aging workforce.  With a $3 million grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Center’s 24 investigators focused initially on the impact flexible work options, a particularly important element of innovative employer response to the aging workforce.  See http://www.bc.edu/agingandwork for more information.

1994-2007          Dean, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Boston College

  • Responsible for the graduate education of more than 1100 graduate students in 17 departments.  Allocated more than $11 million of assistantships and tuition remission annually.  Developed joint programs with the Carroll School of Management (M.S./M.B.A.).  Increased internal funding for graduate education by $850,000 per year.  Increased external competitive awards to graduate students (e.g. Fulbright, NSF, etc.).  Expanded size and number of minority graduate fellowships and established New England Board of Higher Education minority post-doctoral fellowships at Boston College.  Expanded number of B.A./M.A. programs for Boston College undergraduates.  Reinvigorated graduate programs in the natural sciences and social sciences. In addition, shared responsibility for approximately 400 faculty in The College of Arts & Sciences. Served as a member of the Promotion and Tenure Committee for The College of Arts & Sciences.

1994-2005         Associate Vice President for Research, Boston College

  • Responsible for the research program of 600+ faculty.  Supervised the development, submission, and management of externally funded projects.  Tripled externally funded activity to approximately $48 million per year.  Increased inter-disciplinary research efforts (e.g. Center for Retirement Research funded by the Social Security Administration).  Co-chaired the University’s strategic planning effort that tripled the support for undergraduate research fellowships.

1988-1992          Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, College of Health and Human Development, The Pennsylvania State University

1985-1986          American Council on Education Fellowship in Academic Administration, The Pennsylvania State University and Cornell University

1983-1985          Professor-in-Charge of the Graduate Program, Department of Individual and Family Studies, The Pennsylvania State University

1982-1987          Professor-in-Charge, Department of Individual and Family Studies, The Pennsylvania State University

1979-1986          Associate Chairman, The Gerontology Center, The Pennsylvania State University—

1976-1977          Assistant to the President, Terry Sanford, J.D., Duke University (part-time position)—

1970-1971          Assistant to the President, William Birenbaum, J.D., Staten Island Community College, City University of New York (part-time position)

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