Rose named director of School of Integrated Science and Humanity

Suzanna Rose, senior associate dean in the College of Arts & Sciences, has been named the director of the School of Integrated Science and Humanity (SISH) at FIU.

The College of Arts & Sciences is being reorganized into thematic schools, in part, to articulate and enhance the research strengths of FIU’s largest college.

“Dr. Rose has been an integral leader in the College of Arts & Sciences for nearly a decade, and her commitment to our mission of developing schools that create collaborative relationships between the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities makes her a perfect fit for this post,” said Arts & Sciences Dean Kenneth G. Furton.

As director of SISH, Rose will coordinate interdisciplinary academic degrees and research programs, promote the school in national and international forums and assist in advancement efforts highlighting innovative integrated science and human health research and teaching activities.

Since 2008, Rose has served as senior associate dean for the Sciences. She served as chairwoman of FIU’s Department of Psychology from 2004-2007, and as director of the Women’s Studies Center from 2000-2008. Prior to coming to FIU, she was professor of psychology and director of Women’s Studies at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. During her career, more than 30 universities nationally and internationally have consulted with her concerning strategies for recruiting and retaining science faculty.

Rose has been a member of eight editorial boards for journals in psychology and women’s studies. She is a Fellow in two divisions of the American Psychological Association, has served on the executive boards of two national organizations, and is past president of the Association for Women in Psychology.

In addition to SISH, the College of Arts & Sciences is developing the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and the School of Environment, Arts and Society (SEAS). John Stack was previously named director of SIPA and Michael Heithaus was previously named director of SEAS.

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