Susan Gano-Phillips Appointed Associate Dean of College of Arts and Science

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The University of Michigan Board of Regents recently approved the appointment of Professor Susan Gano-Phillips as the associate dean of the UM-Flint College of Arts & Sciences.

Gano-Phillips received her B.S. degree from the University of Michigan in 1988, and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1991 and 1995, respectively. She joined the faculty at the University of Michigan-Flint in 1994 as a lecturer cum assistant professor, was appointed as an assistant professor in 1995, promoted to associate professor, with tenure, in 2000, and to professor in 2011. She served as a research and training coordinator for the Early Childhood Development Center from 2002-03, director of the Thompson Center for Learning and Teaching from 2003-07, Fulbright Scholar in general education at the City University of Hong Kong in 2008-09, acting assistant dean, College of Arts and Sciences during 2010, chair, Department of Psychology in 2012-13, and interim associate dean, College of Arts and Sciences, since July 2013.

Albert Price, interim dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, says  his role has been made more enjoyable due to Susan’s administrative skill, incredible work ethic and positive attitude.

“Susan Gano-Phillips appointment as the associate dean of CAS is a continuation of the leadership she has demonstrated throughout her tenure at UM-Flint. She has successfully served as the director of the Thompson Center for Learning and Teaching, chair of the Psychology Department, an Executive Committee member, and interim associate dean.”

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