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Malcolm O. Asadoorian III, PhD appointed as Vice President, Academic AffairsOctober 24, 2013
I am very pleased to announce the completion of our year-long Academic Affairs search with the appointment of Malcolm O. Asadoorian III, PhD, current Academic Dean of the Regis College School of Liberal Arts, Education, and Social Sciences (SLAESS), as Vice President, Academic Affairs, effective immediately. Dr. Asadoorian will conduct both offices until we complete a search for a new Academic Dean for SLAESS.
Dr. Asadoorian came to Regis from Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida, in 2012, where he had 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 EdD program.
In the past two years, Regis faculty in the School of Liberal Arts, Education and Social Sciences have met a leader transforming and advancing the School. This year’s search committee, as well as faculty and staff throughout Regis, have widely and strongly recommended Dr. Asadoorian to the position of Vice President. In addition to taking an active part in our strategic planning, in this short time Dr. Asadoorian has developed and launched SLAESS’s first doctoral program, the EdD in Higher Education Leadership, and carefully shepherded the Master of Arts in Professional Writing program scheduled to launch in January. He has steadily and creatively worked with all his faculty to cultivate interdisciplinarity by generating several new programs connecting related departments. Additionally, working closely with Dr. Penelope Glynn, PhD, RN, Dean of the School of Nursing, Science, and Health Professions (SNSHP), Dr. Asadoorian has opened up regular paths of collaboration and solidarity between the two Schools and actively promoted systematic faculty development.
“These two years at Regis have been a time of dedicated and incredibly satisfying hard work for me,” Dr. Asadoorian has noted, “in which I have been privileged to get to know Regis faculty and their faithful dedication to teaching and learning. I am very pleased to be named to this new post, which puts me in position to express my enthusiasm for Regis and transmit my energy across our university as it moves into the world of digital pedagogy and the arts and sciences revolutions of our century.” Dr. Asadoorian earned his PhD 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 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 Director 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.
The appointment of Dr. Malcolm O. Asadoorian III as our new Vice President of Academic Affairs continues to help position Regis for the challenges of a radically changing higher education environment. Please join me in welcoming him to this new role in our growing undergraduate and graduate learning community.
Antoinette M. Hays, PhD, RN
October 23, 2013