Queen’s University announced the appointment of Barbara Crow as dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science for a five-year term effective July 1, 2017. “I am very pleased that Dr. Crow has accepted my invitation to lead Queen’s Faculty of Arts and Science,” says Daniel Woolf, Principal and Vice-Chancellor. “Dr. Crow is an accomplished multidisciplinary researcher with impressive leadership experience, and I am confident that our largest faculty will be well served by her ability to listen and develop a shared vision.” Encompassing a wide spectrum of interests and expertise, the Faculty of Arts and Science is integral to the university’s mission to offer a research-intensive environment coupled with a dynamic student learning experience.
“We were very impressed with Dr. Crow’s leadership in innovative teaching and research, and by her commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion,” says Benoit-Antoine Bacon, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic). “Her track record in these areas is exceptional and I look forward to working with her towards the further success of the faculty and the university.”
Dr. Crow has previously held a number of administrative positions at York University and currently serves as dean and associate vice-president, Graduate Studies. In her present role, Dr. Crow has worked to advance York’s Faculty of Graduate Studies by strengthening student support services and administrative coordination; expanding graduate programming; and increasing the number of student grants, fellowships, and awards. She is a former chair of the Ontario Council of Graduate Studies and used this position to lobby the provincial government to increase funding for international and Aboriginal students.
Dr. Crow completed her PhD at York University and her first academic appointment was at the University of Calgary. A feminist scholar, her multidisciplinary research interests focus on the social, cultural, political, and economic implications of digital technologies. She is currently a co-principal investigator on the ACT project (Ageing, Communication, and Technologies), funded by a SSHRC Partnership Grant. “I’d like to thank all members of the Principal’s Advisory Committee for their work and sound advice during the selection process, and I also extend great thanks to Gordon Smith for his continued leadership as interim dean until July 2017,” says Dr. Bacon.