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English Professor Tapped for Duquesne Associate Dean Position

The former chair of the English department and director of English graduate studies at Duquesne University will step into the role of associate dean of the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts.

Dr. Magali Cornier Michael will assume her new role on Saturday, Aug. 1. Co-founder of Duquesne’s women’s and gender studies program in 1999, Michael was director of that program and director of graduate studies in the English department. From 2007-2013, she served as chair of the English department.

“Dr. Michael has both a wealth of experience in the college and a strong commitment to the academic development of our students,” said Dr. James Swindal, dean of the college.

“This position represents a wonderful opportunity, challenge and privilege,” Michael said. “I look forward to working alongside the dean and faculty in the college to build upon existing strengths so as to attract and cater to the needs of a wide spectrum of undergraduate and graduate students as well as to promote, enhance and further develop the college’s established academic community and reputation.”

Michael, a resident of Pittsburgh’s East End, replaces Dr. Evan Stoddard, who retired in June.

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