I look forward to working with my colleagues in this capacity, as together we strive to achieve our vision to be a nationally recognized center of excellence for science, technology, engineering and mathematics education.
North Andover, MA (Vocus) October 22, 2009
Merrimack College President Ronald Champagne recently named Josephine Modica-Napolitano, Ph.D. of Tewksbury, as Dean of the School of Science and Engineering at Merrimack College.
Dr. Modica-Napolitano has served as interim dean since March 2009, working with her colleagues to identify and pursue strategic goals and sharing the vision of excellence for the School of Science and Engineering.
Under her guidance this year, Merrimack opened a new Center for Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences last spring which provides high quality educational experiences for students majoring in the life sciences while supporting workforce development in a growing life science industry.
"It is an extraordinary honor to have been asked to serve Merrimack College as the Dean of the School of Science and Engineering," said Dr. Modica-Napolitano. "I look forward to working with my colleagues in this capacity, as together we strive to achieve our vision to be a nationally recognized center of excellence for science, technology, engineering and mathematics education."
Dr. Napolitano came to Merrimack in 1995 as associate professor of biology and was named full professor in 2004. She holds a Ph.D. from Tufts University and specializes in the study of mitochondria, biotechnology, and biomedical sciences. She will continue to enhance academic programming, increase student enrollment, and work on the College's long range plan.
About Merrimack College's School of Science and Engineering
Merrimack's School of Science and Engineering provides a variety of science and engineering programs, state-of-the-art facilities and technology, and a well-qualified faculty that is committed to providing students with an outstanding education. The goal is to integrate practical experience with interdisciplinary study and the acquisition of academic knowledge. This ensures that graduates have every opportunity to become effective, compelling leaders in their fields--able to address change as it happens in technology and society.
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