Past Features

May 1, 2007 (Vol. 5, No. 7)

Dr. Mary A. Papazian Named as Lehman's New Provost

Dr. Mary A. Papazian
Dr. Mary A. Papazian
Author and distinguished scholar Dr. Mary A. Papazian, Dean of Montclair State University's College of Humanities and Social Sciences, has been named as Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Lehman College. Her appointment, beginning July 16, 2007, was approved on April 30 by the CUNY Board of Trustees.

Since 1988, Dr. Papazian has taught English literature and continued to pursue her research and scholarship while serving as an administrator. Previously, she was Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Oakland University in Michigan.

Dr. Papazian holds a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of California, Los Angeles. She has numerous publications in her field of Early Modern British Literature and continues to serve as an outside reviewer for a number of university presses. She presently is revising her book, Shipwrecked Into Health: The Context and Experience of John Donne's Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions, and has a second collection of essays, Shared Space: Reconsidering the Sacred and Profane in English Renaissance Literature, under review at a university press.

"Dr. Papazian brings with her a significant blend of experience in research, teaching, and administration," said Dr. Ricardo R. Fernández, president of Lehman, in announcing the appointment. "We are confident that her commitment to scholarship and to institutional excellence will help continue the broad-based growth that is taking place at Lehman."