Pitt-Bradford’s five academic divisions have elected division chairs
for a term of four years that will begin July 1.
Dr. Shailendra Gajanan, associate professor of economics, was elected chair of the
Division of Management and Education, succeeding Lizbeth Matz, associate
professor of business management, who has served eight years. Under Matz’s
leadership, Pitt-Bradford launched several new majors in the division:
accounting, computer information systems and technology, early level education
preK-4, health and physical education K-12, hospitality management and several
secondary education majors.
am extremely grateful to Betsy for her excellent leadership over the past eight
years,” said Dr. Steven Hardin, vice president and dean of academic affairs. “She
has successfully directed an academic division that has consistently been one
of the largest and most dynamic units on campus.”
New division chair Gajanan has been
teaching at Pitt-Bradford since 1992 and has research interests in water rights
in India as well as cost-benefit analysis of immunization programs. He holds a
doctorate in economics from the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Warren Fass, associate professor
of psychology, has already taken over the reins as chair of the Division of
Behavioral and Health Sciences from Dr. Stephen Robar, associate professor of
political science, who was named associate dean of academic affairs last year.
Fass also serves as director of the
psychology program and teaches courses in statistics, experimental psychology,
human memory, human learning, child development and assessment. He holds a
doctorate in experimental psychology from Ohio University.
Chairs of the university’s three
other academic divisions were re-elected to four-year terms:Dr. Mary Mulcahy, associate professor of biology,
Division of Biological and Health Sciences; Jeff Guterman, associate professor
of communications, Division of Communication and the Arts; and Dr. Yong-Zhuo
Chen, professor of mathematics, Division of Physical and Computational