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New Dean of College of Arts and Humanities Announced

Dr. Stacey Robertson has been chosen as CWU’s new dean of the College of Arts and Humanities.

Robertson earned her B.A. from Whittier College and her M.A. and Ph.D. in History from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Most recently, she served as the director of Women's Studies and the Oglesby Professor of American Heritage at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, where she taught from 1994. Robertson also served as Bradley’s interim dean for the College of Arts and Sciences for two years.

“Dr. Robertson is a distinguished scholar, a well-published author, and a highly sought after national speaker. Her contributions to the documentation of the history of slavery and abolitionism are extraordinary," said Marilyn A. Levine, Ph.D., provost and vice president for CWU Academic and Student Life. "As the new Dean of CAH, she will bring her administrative expertise balanced with a passionate commitment to the arts and humanities, leading us to new levels,” Levine added. 

“I am so eager and honored to join the exceptionally talented faculty, staff, and student body at CWU," said Robertson. "After my visits, it already feels like home.”

Robertson is the author of four books, including: Betsy Mix Cowles: Champion of Equality (Westview Press, 2014). She is the recipient of many teaching awards and research fellowships and lectures nationally and internationally. She is the co-director of the national non-profit Historians Against Slavery, and co-edits the book series, Perspectives on Early America with Pickering & Chatto, with a London-based publisher.

Robertson will begin her tenure as dean of the College of Arts and Humanities on February 1, 2015.

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