Susan Strehle named dean of the Graduate SchoolTweet
Binghamton University Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Donald Nieman has announced that Susan Strehle has been appointed vice provost and dean of the Graduate School, effective Oct. 23. The appointment will run through June 30, 2016. A SUNY distinguished service professor of English, Strehle has served as interim vice provost and dean of the graduate school since January 2013.
“This is a time of transition for the Graduate School,” noted Nieman. “Increasing graduate enrollment is a top priority for the campus, and Susan has developed a number of initiatives as interim dean to help us achieve our objectives. She’s the right person to take us through this transition and assure that these initiatives are successful.”
“With her previous experience as graduate dean, her deep knowledge of the campus, her superb interpersonal skills and her outstanding performance as interim dean during the past eight months, I’m confident Susan will help Binghamton University reach its goals for growth at the graduate level,” said President Harvey Stenger.
“I’m delighted to work with the University’s exceptional leadership team and the dedicated staff in the Graduate School,” Strehle said. “The whole campus has exciting opportunities for growth as we build graduate education into even greater prominence in the premier public university, and I’m enjoying the chance to be part of such a valuable and important initiative.”
Strehle has deep knowledge of graduate education. She has chaired more than 30 doctoral committees and also 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 in Faculty Service, Strehle also served as chief reader for the College Board Advanced Placement Test in Literature and Composition from 2008-12.