Oswego names new dean of liberal arts and sciences

Dr. Adrienne McCormick will become dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at SUNY Oswego on July 11, college President Deborah F. Stanley announced.

Dr. Adrienne McCormickMcCormick has served SUNY Fredonia as interim associate provost for curriculum, assessment and academic support since last fall. A longtime professor of English at Fredonia, she received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Faculty Service in 2012.

“I have a deep commitment to the importance of public education in the liberal arts and sciences,” McCormick said. Noting Oswego’s “strong examples of global, interdisciplinary and experiential teaching and learning evident across the campus,” she said she is looking forward to “telling the story of the great work going on at Oswego.”

At Fredonia, McCormick previously served a year as interim assistant provost for special initiatives, which included oversight of the Community Engagement Task Force and a task force on implementation of online course evaluations. She chaired the English department for five years and was director of the women’s studies program for five years before that.

She joined Fredonia’s English faculty as an assistant professor in 1998 after receiving her doctorate in literature in English and a graduate certificate in women’s studies from the University of Maryland at College Park.

She completed her master’s degree with a creative thesis in poetry at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and earned her bachelor’s degree in English literature and dramatic arts and sciences from Queens University of Charlotte.

McCormick is the author of book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals on contemporary women poets, filmmakers and dramatists. She has presented at national conferences and scholarly gatherings in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

Her most recent work in her discipline includes writing an essay for a forthcoming book, developing an online course on poetry, teaching a study abroad course called “Women Writing London” and speaking at an interdisciplinary conference on “London in Literature.”

(Posted: Apr 23, 2014)

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