Christa D. Acampora has been appointed the dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, effective Sept. 1.
Acampora, born in Roanoke and raised in Dublin, Virginia, is currently deputy provost and professor of philosophy at Emory University in Atlanta. Prior to Emory, she was a member of the faculty at Hunter College and the City University of New York’s Graduate Center and served as Hunter’s associate provost for faculty affairs and research.
Catalina Piatt-Esguerra is the new Associate Dean of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility at UVA Library. She previously served as the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) at UVA's School of Education & Human Development’s. In this inaugural role, she co-led the design, launch, and operation of DEI-focused professional development workshops, program suites, and community-building opportunities for the School’s community of 1200+ students (online and in-person) and 300+ faculty and staff.
Kristina Richardson joins UVA's Democracy Initiative this fall as the John L. Nau Professor of History and Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures. Previously, she was Associate Professor of History at Queens College and The Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
Richardson's research interests include non-elite people in the medieval Middle East; manuscript studies; race and labor; and craftsmanship.
The University of Virginia announced Wednesday that Stephanie J. Rowley, an alumna of UVA, has been appointed the dean of the School of Education and Human Development.
Rowley is provost, vice president for academic affairs and dean at Teachers College, Columbia University, in New York, where she holds a tenured appointment as a professor of psychology and education.
She previously earned both a master’s degree and doctorate in developmental psychology from UVA’s Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.
The University of Virginia has named international scholar and nursing leader Marianne Baernholdt as the new dean of the School of Nursing.
The University of Virginia’s School of Architecture launched a search for an associate dean for justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (AD JEDI) in September 2021. A newly created role, the AD JEDI is a key member of Dean Malo A. Hutson’s executive team and provides strategic leadership to frame and guide tangible systems change within the school, while participating in broader efforts of institutional transformation across the university. Today the School of Architecture announces the appointment of C.L.