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Dr. Malcolm Asadoorian named Dean, Regis College School of Liberal Arts, Education and Social Sciences

March 26, 2012

Malcolm AsadoorianWESTON. Regis College president Antoinette M. Hays, PhD, RN, has announced the appointment of Malcolm O. Asadoorian, Ph.D., as the new Academic Dean of the Regis College School of Liberal Arts, Education, and Social Sciences, effective on July 1.

“Dr. Asadoorian brings insight, energy, and experience to the helm of our School of Liberal Arts, Education and Social Sciences,” said President Hays. “Both the search committee and the faculty in the School saw in Dr. Asadoorian a leader who would help advance the School. I ask the whole campus to join me in welcoming him to our growing undergraduate and graduate learning community.”

“I am honored,” Dr. Asadoorian responded, “to have the opportunity to be part of the Regis Community and positively contribute to the ongoing Mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph and the fulfillment of your vision for Regis. With the faculty of the Regis College School of Liberal Arts, Education and Social Sciences I am committed to providing the highest quality educational programs to prepare our students to become active global citizens engaged in life-long learning.”

Asadoorian comes to Regis from Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida, where he served as a Professor of Economics in the College of Liberal Education and the College of Business and Management as well as Associate Dean for Assessment and Faculty Development in the Office of Academic Affairs. Other roles he fulfilled at Lynn include Vice-Chair of the Academic Council; Faculty Coordinator for Student Learning; Chair of the Center for Interdisciplinary Programs; and Co-Chair of the Academic Assessment Committee. He also led the College of Business and Management’s entire re-accreditation process and the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED), serving as an Advisory Board member contributing to the design and implementation of Lynn’s Ed.D. program.

He earned his Ph.D. in Economics from Clark University in Worcester, MA, with a dissertation that integrated geographical information system (GIS) spatial data with economic modeling techniques to study environmental awareness, inequities, and justice. He completed his Master’s in Economics at Clark after having graduated summa cum laude from Assumption College with majors in both Economics and Computer Science.

Prior to his appointment at Lynn, Dr. Asadoorian also served as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate Professor in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change; Visiting Associate Professor & Interim Dean of Boston Continuing Education at Fisher College; and Associate Professor, Division of Business, Law and Public Policy at Anna Maria College. He is a native of New England and has family in Massachusetts.

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