De Leo Named Emmanuel College’s Chief Academic Officer
June 21, 2011
Emmanuel College is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Joyce A. De Leo as Vice President of Academic Affairs. In this role, Dr. De Leo will provide leadership, vision and strategic planning for undergraduate liberal arts and sciences programs, as well as graduate studies. Dr. De Leo will join the college community on August 1, 2011, from Dartmouth Medical School.
"I am delighted to welcome Dr. De Leo to Emmanuel and look forward to working with her to carry out the mission and goals of the College," said President Sr. Janet Eisner, SND. "Dr. De Leo's impressive résumé tells the story of an engaged faculty member, researcher and administrator and reflects extensive research, publications and student/faculty mentor achievements. She is a highly respected and trusted leader at Dartmouth and has been described as a consensus builder with a collaborative style, excellent managerial skills, and one who ‘builds bridges across disciplines.'"
Dr. De Leo has served on the faculty of Dartmouth Medical School for the past 20 years. She now chairs the Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology and is Professor of Anesthesiology and Neurology at Dartmouth Medical School. She also served as Director of the Neuroscience Center at Dartmouth from 2002-2010, a center she helped create which spans Dartmouth Medical School, Dartmouth College and the hospitals. An internationally known expert in the neuroimmunology of pain, Dr. De Leo has led an active federally and industrially funded research program over two decades.
Dr. De Leo will work with senior administration to build upon the substantial momentum and growth at Emmanuel College. Since becoming coeducational in 2000, Emmanuel has experienced an 11-fold increase in applications for admission to the traditional arts and sciences program. Today, the College has 1,750 arts and sciences students and a total enrollment of 2,500 including . The number of full-time faculty members has doubled to more than 100.
"I am very excited to join Emmanuel College and to work with such dedicated faculty, students and staff," said Dr. De Leo. "I have learned over the past few months how special Emmanuel College is and look forward to bringing my passion for higher education, teaching and mentorship to this community."
Dr. De Leo earned a B.S. in biology and chemistry from the State University of New York at Albany. As a Fulbright scholar, she conducted research for her doctoral studies at the Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry in West Germany; she holds a Ph.D. in pharmacology from the University of Oklahoma. Dr. De Leo received postdoctoral training as a research fellow in the Department of Neuroscience at Harvard Medical School and in the Department of Anesthesiology at Dartmouth Medical School.