Dohm Named GSEAP Interim Dean
Dr. Faith-Anne Dohm, professor of psychology, is the new interim dean of the Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions (GSEAP) for the 2013-2014 academic year, during which time the University will conduct a national search for the next permanent dean of the school.
Dr. Dohm will begin as interim dean on August 1. She has served as GSEAP’s senior associate dean since 2007.
“Faith-Anne possesses broad and deep understanding of all of the processes and policies of the GSEAP,” said the Rev. Paul Fitzgerald, S.J., senior vice president for academic affairs in announcing the appointment. “She will be an able supervisor of our professional staff members, and she will be an excellent mentor to faculty colleagues, with particular attention to the newest members of our community, guiding them towards success. Faith-Anne will also be a clear advocate for GSEAP within the University and the surrounding communities.”
Since joining the dean’s team, Dr. Dohm has overseen, implemented, and helped to modify policies and procedures related to students, from initial advising as prospective students through graduation and return for professional development. She was instrumental in the overhaul of the GSEAP Governance document. She managed student enrollment, course scheduling and the hiring of our excellent affiliate part-time faculty. She has served as liaison to the registrar and graduate admissions, and she has helped shape new program proposals for submission to the State Office of Higher Education. She has also served on and supported the work of GSEAP’s Peer Review Committee and the Committee for Mentoring.
Dr. Dohm earned her bachelor of science degree in psychology at Christopher Newport College in Virginia, followed by a master of arts degree in community clinical psychology at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. After two years of clinical psychology doctoral internships at Reading Hospital and Medical Center in Pennsylvania, and then at Connecticut Valley Hospital in Middletown, she earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Maryland Graduate School in Baltimore before continuing at Connecticut Valley Hospital on a post-doctoral fellowship.
A member of the Fairfield University faculty since 1998 and a licensed psychologist in the state of Connecticut since 1990, Dr. Dohm has an extensive record of University service as both an administrator and as a faculty leader in shared governance. She is the author or co-author of many peer-reviewed studies, several with student co-authors. Her list of academic awards and honors, and her list of presentations at academic conferences are extensive, as is her service as a peer reviewer of the scholarship of her colleagues in her fields of inquiry.
“Please join me in thanking Faith-Anne for her generous willingness to serve the School and the University in this important leadership role,” Fr. Fitzgerald said.