NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Judith Huntington, president of The College of New Rochelle, announced the appointment of Danielle Wozniak as dean of its School of Arts & Sciences effective Aug. 1.
As dean of the School of Arts & Sciences, Wozniak will be responsible for developing and realigning a strategic vision for the continued excellence of the all-female school, which includes creating new programs and initiatives and growing existing programs.
"I look forward to working with The College of New Rochelle Arts & Sciences students and faculty," said Wozniak in a press release. "We are educating students at one of the most challenging and exciting times in our history. Through a liberal arts education, our work is to prepare students not just for fulfilling careers but to prepare young women to be the critical thinkers, problem solvers and leaders the 21st century needs."
Wozniak comes to the college from the University of New England in Portland, Maine, where she was the director of the School of Social Work, the largest program at the university. During her tenure, she was responsible for significant growth in the online and campus programs.
Before the University of New England, Wozniak worked at the University of Montana in various roles, including co-director of sexual assault prevention, director of the Bachelor of Social Work Program and associate professor. Wozniak has a PhD in anthropology from the University of Connecticut.
Her research interests are the construction and politics of motherhood, family and gendered identity, domestic violence and cyber technology as a healing medium. She is the author or co-author of several books, including, "They're All My Children: Foster Mothering in America."
Wozniak and her research partners at the University of Montana are working on another book, titled "Pathways to Healing: Women's Voices of Reclamation, Hope and Transformation in the Aftermath of Violent Relationships."
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