News 2018: New Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences Announced

News 2018: New Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences Announced
New Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences Announced

UMass Dartmouth appointed Dr. Pauline Entin as the new Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences

CAS Dean Pauline Entin Headshot

UMass Dartmouth is pleased to announce the appointment of  Dr. Pauline Entin as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, starting on September 1, 2018. Currently, Dr. Entin serves as Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and is a Professor of Biological Sciences at Northern Arizona University.

Prior to this she served as Associate Dean for the College of Engineering, Forestry and Natural Sciences during 2010-2014. She received her BA in Biology from Brown University in 1991 and a PhD degree in Physiology from Cornell University in 1997. She has served on the faculty at Northern Arizona since 2001, after being a postdoctoral fellow for three years at the University of California, San Diego in the Department of Medicine. Her teaching experience includes first year through graduate level courses in exercise and biological sciences, and her scholarly interests are in exercise physiology.

Dr. Entin in her role as Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, is responsible for the Office of the Registrar, University Advising, Academic Transition Programs, Teacher Education Programs, the Lumberjack Mathematics Center, Central Instructional Funding, Academic Program Review, and a Business Analyst team. In her role, in support of Academic Program Reviews for Northern Arizona University, she has steered and participated in program reviews of numerous units, including Anthropology, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, English, History, Mathematics and Statistics, Modern Languages and Cultures, Philosophy, Psychological Sciences, and Sociology. Dr. Entin has received over $2M in grant funding from the National Science Foundation, Educause, American Association of State Colleges and Universities, and American Public and Land-grant Universities in support of student success initiatives.

The College of Arts & Sciences includes 18 departments offering 21 undergraduate majors, 18 undergraduate minors, 11 masters programs, and 6 doctoral programs, and participates in interdisciplinary programs in data science, intercampus graduate programs in biomedical engineering and biotechnology, and marine science and technology. The College of Arts and Sciences boasts highly successful faculty scholars and researchers and excellent educational opportunities for students, and contributes toward UMass Dartmouth's designation as a Tier1 national research university.