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Sarah Lawrence College Names Kanwal Singh New Dean

Kanwal Singh will take over as dean of Sarah Lawrence Collegeon Aug. 1.
Kanwal Singh will take over as dean of Sarah Lawrence Collegeon Aug. 1. Photo Credit: Sarah Lawrence College

YONKERS, N.Y. – Sarah Lawrence College announced that Kanwal Singh will succeed Jerrilynn D. Dodds as the college's dean on Aug. 1.

“I am delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Singh,” said college President Karen R. Lawrence. “She is a respected scholar and teacher, a much valued colleague, and an accomplished administrator.”

Dodds has been dean for the last six years with Singth as her most recent assistant dean.

“Kanwal Singh is a gifted administrator who can balance a deep understanding of our distinguished faculty with a keen mastery of the administrative demands of the position of dean of the college. We are so fortunate she will take the helm,” Lawrence added.

Singh holds both master's and doctoral degrees in theoretical physics from the University of California at Berkeley, along with a bachelor of science degree in physics, summa cum laude, at the University of Maryland at College Park.

Her teaching career includes stints at Middlebury College, Wellesley College, and Eugene Lang College. She also has held fellowships from the American-Scandinavian Foundation, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a National Defense Science and Engineering Doctoral Fellowship.

Singh has also worked on improving science and math teaching methods with the National Science Foundation and the Bank Street College of Education.

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