Susan Strehle, distinguished service professor of English, has been named interim vice provost and dean of the Graduate School. She served as dean of the school from 1993-2000.
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Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Donald Nieman announced on Jan. 16 that Susan Strehle, distinguished service professor of English and chair of the Faculty Senate, will serve as interim vice provost and dean of the Graduate School. The appointment is effective Jan. 21.
Strehle has deep knowledge of graduate education. She has chaired more than 30 doctoral committees and served as vice provost and dean of the graduate school from 1993-2000. She also served as interim dean of the Graduate School of Education in 2007-08.
After earning her BA at Stanford University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and her PhD at the University of California, Berkeley, Strehle joined the Binghamton University faculty in 1975. A specialist in modern American and global literature, women and literature, and postcolonial theory, she has published three books and two dozen scholarly articles. A recipient of Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching and Faculty Service, Strehle also served as chief reader for the College Board Advanced Placement Test in Literature and Composition from 2008-12.
“Susan Strehle is not only an outstanding scholar and teacher, but she is a proven leader with a deep understanding of graduate education,” said Nieman. “She will provide strong leadership for the Graduate School during a period when we are attempting to increase graduate enrollment and raise the visibility of Binghamton’s graduate programs.”
A search for a new graduate dean will begin in September 2013.