Effective June 1st, Dr. Jeanne F. Brady will serve as Interim Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences for academic year 2013-14. Dr. Brady came to SJU in 1999. After serving two terms as chair of the Education Department, she moved to the position of Associate Dean for the Education Unit in 2009. Her past administrative positions include Director of the Interdisciplinary Doctor of Education Program for Educational Leaders (IDEPEL) and Graduate Director of Education.
Dr. Brady is immersed in SJU’s Jesuit mission. She was instrumental in the establishment of the Catholic Teachers Corps, the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACESJU). Launched in summer 2010, ACESJU has the potential to positively assist and strengthen Catholic schools serving low-income children in the city of Philadelphia and the region. In 2009 she was selected to participate in the 2nd cohort of the Ignatian Colleagues Program, a national program designed to educate faculty, administrators, and staff more deeply in the Jesuit tradition of higher education. Dr. Brady is a recognized scholar in her field, with over two dozen scholarly publications, including books, book chapters, and articles, as well as close to 30 conference presentations, and numerous awarded grants.
Dr. Brady is looking forward to both the challenges and opportunities in her new position. She is committed to preparing students to succeed in life as critical and engaged citizens, with the knowledge, skills and disposition to become ethical leaders, researchers, reflective practitioners, and social justice advocates. She is also a strong supporter of faculty scholarship and research as well as a strong advocate for collaborative and interdisciplinary projects across departments and colleges. Going forward, strengthening undergraduate and graduate enrollment as well as addressing issues regarding tuition costs and financial resources will continue to challenge the College. Equally pressing is the array of critical issues confronting society, and the need to support SJU faculty as creative and intellectual resources to solve these problems. Dr. Brady is committed to confronting these issues and engaging collaboratively to enhance the College of Arts and Sciences.