Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Dr. Richard Greenwald- On July 1 2017, Richard Greenwald PhD will become the new Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. His prior experiences include being the executive dean at St. Joseph’s College in New York with his most recent experience being the dean of the School of Humanities & Social Sciences at Brooklyn College, CUNY. He received his master’s degree in history and later received his doctorate degree in American history at New York University


Dean of the Charles F. Dolan School of Business Donald Gibson, PhD- After being a 12-year faculty member and an interim dean at the Dolan School of Business for two years, Gibson was appointed as the dean of the business school in March 2013. Before his career at Fairfield University began, Gibson was an assistant professor of organizational behavior at the Yale School of Management from 1995 to 2001. He also worked in the entertainment industry, managing post production and distribution for both television shows and cinema at Lorimar Productions. He received both his MBA and PhD in management from the University of California.


Dean of the School of Engineering Bruce Berdanier- Before accepting his position as the dean of the School of Engineering, Berdanier was the department head of Civil and Environmental Engineering at South Dakota State University. One of the most notable pieces of Berdanier’s background is his experience with service, including working on environmental and water development in the Artibonite Valley of Haiti and directing Engineers Without Borders in Bolivia. He received his PhD in Environmental Engineering and Hydrogeology from Ohio State University.


Dean of the Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies- In 2014, Meredith Kazer PhD was named dean of the Egan School of Nursing. Kazer maintains a practice in Connecticut with a focus in chronic illness in older adults. She was the managing editor of the Journal of Applied Nursing Research and is now the research brief editor. Kazer first completed her BSN degree at Boston University before receiving her master’s in medical surgical nursing with a specialty in geriatrics from Yale University. She received her PhD in nursing research and theory development at New York University.

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