UMass Dartmouth appoints three to academic administration

Three new academic administrators have joined the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Dr. Michael Steinman is dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Dr. Susan C. Lane becomes associate vice chancellor for the Division of Continuing Education; and Dr. Antone C. Vieira is executive director for Corporate Programs and Partnerships in continuing education.

Three new academic administrators have joined the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Dr. Michael Steinman is dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Dr. Susan C. Lane becomes associate vice chancellor for the Division of Continuing Education; and Dr. Antone C. Vieira is executive director for Corporate Programs and Partnerships in continuing education.

Their appointments are effective this month. Steinman and Lane fill positions previously held on an interim basis by current UMD administrators or faculty, while Viera fills a new position.

Dr. Michael Steinman, a political scientist, was formerly associate dean of arts and sciences at the University of Nebraska, where he also taught political science and served in other capacities. He earned his doctorate and master's degrees from Chicago and his baccalaureate from George Washington University.

In 1998, Steinman received the Commissioner's Award for Outstanding Leadership and Service in the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect from the United States Administration on Children, Youth and Families. He has published extensively on the issues of domestic abuse and its effects on child witnesses, police behavior and accountability, health care, and on social and political issues involving Mexican-Americans.

Dr. Susan C. Lane was associate dean and associate professor of education at Lesley University's School of Education. Previously, she was associate dean of Graduate and Continuing Education at the Massachusetts College of Art.

Lane holds a doctorate in education from Harvard University, an MBA from UMass Boston and an MEd from Boston University. She earned a baccalaureate in government and international relations and certification in elementary education at Clark University.

Her prior positions include working as deputy for higher education at the Governor's Office for Educational Affairs, staff associate for academic affairs at the Board of Regents for Higher Education, associate director of research for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and program administrator at the Massachusetts Department of Education.

UMD's new executive director for Corporate Programs and Partnerships in continuing education, Dr. Antone C. Vieira, was dean of continuing and professional education at Mass Bay Community College where he developed partnerships with Intel, EMC, Women's and Brigham Hospital and the Department of Environmental Protection.

He received his baccalaureate in business administration from UMass Dartmouth in 1968, a master's degree in education from Bridgewater State College, and a doctorate in education from UMass Amherst.


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