Three new deans for Nursing


Anne Keane has been appointed the new Associate Dean for Academic Programs in the School of Nursing. Currently, Keane is the associate professor of nursing and is a member of the Foundational Sciences and Health Systems Division. She has also served as interim dean since January 2002. Keane’s research on responses to fire and trauma has received local and national funding and recognition.

Linda A. McCauley will join the School of Nursing as Associate Dean for Research, effective January 2004. She is currently a scientist in the Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology at the Oregon Health and Science University, where her research has focused on how toxins in the environment or workplace affect workers’ health. McCauley is also a professor of nursing in the Family and Community Health Division at OHSU.

Associate Professor of Nursing Eileen Sullivan-Marx has been appointed Associate Dean for Practice and Community Affairs in the Nursing School. As the new associate dean, Sullivan-Marx plans to launch the “Health in Philadelphia” initiative, a partnership designed to help meet the health care needs of the West Philadelphia community.

Artist takes DuBois helm

Terry Adkins, associate professor of fine arts, has been appointed Faculty Master of W.E.B. Du Bois College House. A recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, Adkins is a sculptor with work included in permanent displays of New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Hirshhorn Museum.

John A. DeFlaminis has been named executive director of the Penn Center for Educational Leadership in the Graduate School of Education, effective January 2004. DeFlaminis comes to the University from the Radnor School District, where he has served as superintendent for 17 years. During his tenure there, Radnor district schools have been recognized as some of the finest in the state and won a Blue Ribbon of Excellence in 1996 from the U.S. Department of Education.

Katherine Lowe C/G’88, house dean of Ware College House since 1998, has been appointed Director of Classes and Reunions in Alumni Relations, effective Jan. 5, 2004. While working in the Office of College Houses and Academic Services, Lowe created the Penn Mentoring Program for freshmen in the School of Engineering and Applied Science and founded the residential programs Readers’ Corner, Conflict Resolution and Women in Technology.

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Originally published on December 11, 2003