After conducting a national search, Le Moyne College is pleased to announce that it has appointed Eileen M. Angelini, Ph.D., to serve as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences beginning July 1, 2023.
Angelini earned her Ph.D. and M.A. in French Studies from Brown University and her B.A. in French from Middlebury College. Among her professional appointments, she has served as professor of French at Canisius College and associate dean of the School for Graduate Studies at the State University of New York Empire State College. Among other distinctions, Angelini was the recipient of a Canada-U.S. Fulbright award (2010-11) and in 2012 received the insignia of the chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques for major contributions to French education and culture. In 2018-19 she served as the David Julian and Virginia Suther Whichard Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Humanities, Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences, at East Carolina University.
As former chair of the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Canisius College and current associate dean of the School for Graduate Studies at SUNY Empire State, Angelini has a record of administrative achievement and support for faculty pedagogy and research. At SUNY Empire she has worked with graduate faculty in liberal arts and science and business, management and leadership to develop new degree and certificate programs and has been directly involved in faculty recruitment, professional development, and performance review. In addition, she has experience with budget management, strategic planning, and academic program review and accreditation.
Angelini maintains an active research agenda. She has published or presented in a range of scholarly areas, including literary research; second language acquisition; cultural pedagogy; Holocaust Studies; Francophone Studies; and business French. She has received funding in support of her research and pedagogical innovation from a variety of sources, including the U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant program in support of international and foreign language education; the governments of Quebec, Canada, and, and France; and the Olga Lengyel Institute for Holocaust Studies and Human Rights.
The national search produced a competitive pool of well-qualified candidates. Chaired by Theresa Beaty, Ph.D. (chemistry), the search committee was comprised of Godriver Odhiambo, Ph.D. (history), Charles Oduke, Ph.D. (vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion), Frank Ridzi, Ph.D. (anthropology, criminology and sociology), Dan Roche, Ph.D. (communication and film studies), Susan Scharoun, Ph.D. (psychology), and Trijya Singh, Ph.D. (mathematics and statistics).
Jim Hannan, provost and vice president for academic affairs, thanked the search committee and the many members of the College community who provided valuable feedback throughout the search process. “I’m very happy that Eileen will be joining us and look forward to working with her to improve student, staff, and faculty outcomes in arts and sciences and the campus more broadly. Eileen’s experience securing grant funding and her commitment to research, pedagogy, and the development of new programs aligns well with the proposed priorities of the new strategic plan, which call for increased support for faculty scholarship and pedagogy as well as strategic development of new academic programs. Eileen’s experience at Canisius College and her career-long commitment to the humanities prepare her well for the value and mission of the Le Moyne Jesuit, liberal arts education provided by all arts and sciences departments. Please join me in extending a warm welcome to Eileen as she prepares to join the campus community this summer.”