Staff Changes

Joining Institutional Research: Dr. Theodore Bross of Jefferson

Penn's Director of Institutional Research and Analysis, Dr. Bernard Lentz, has appointed Dr. Theodore Bross of Thomas Jefferson University as Associate Director for the unit.

A graduate of Columbia University who took his Ed. D. from Rutgers, Dr. Bross has been director of administrative systems at Jefferson, leading in institutional research both as the director of Admissions and Enrollment Management and as director of Information Systems. He has also taught research and applied statistics for the past ten years and has served as a faculty advisor for over 100 master's projects in Jefferson's College of Allied Health and College of Graduate Studies. Dr. Bross was also a contributer to Strategic Indicators in Higher Education, published by Peterson's in 1996.

"Ted will add exceptional strength to Institutional Research's capacity to analyze the important empirical issues surrounding the Agenda for Excellence and the 21st Century Project for the Undergraduate Experience," said Dr. Lentz. Dr. Bross will be a senior analyst in a team whose work provides institutional research supporting the policy and planning goals of the University. The Office of Institutional Research and Analysis also prepares the numerous reports and analysis required by external agencies.

To Temple: Dr. Albertine

Dr. Susan Albertine, who has been assistant to the Provost for the 21st Century Project, has been named Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies at Temple University. She took office last week but continues, with her husband Dr. Alan Filreis, as a member of Van Pelt College House at Penn.

Under Temple's Provost James England she has responsibility for undergraduate studies on the main campus; academic planning, academic resource and support programs (including a Writing Center and Math/Science Resource Center), core curriculum, degree audit, Freshman Seminars, honors program, ROTC, and main campus evening and summer programs. She will also work with the Temple Learning Communities, a special program of linked core courses for first-year students. Temple has 14 schools or colleges, 11 of them with undergraduate programs. Academic planning and initiatives that cross or connect undergraduate programs will be in Dr. Albertine's portfolio.

A 1972 Cornell alumna who took her Ph.D. in English at Chicago, Dr. Albertine has been a visiting lecturer in English here. Editor of A Living of Words: American Women in Print Culture (Tennessee 1995), she is the author of numerous papers and of a forthcoming book on women's writing and the language of industrialism.

To Cabrini: Dr. Bennett-Speight

Dr. Carol Bennett-Speight, director of the Faculty/Staff Assistance Program since 1989, has been appointed associate professor and director of the Social Work Program at Cabrini College.

Joining F/SAP in 1987 after taking her M.S.W. at Rutgers and serving in the private sector, Dr. Bennett-Speight earned her Ph.D. at Penn in 1996 and was selected to attend the HERS Institute at Bryn Mawr. A writer and speaker on caregiving and other worklife issues, she is currently chair of the National Employee Assistance Association's Child and Family Committee. At Penn she has also served on the quality assurance board of Penn's Counseling and Psychological Services, and on the School of Social Work's Research and Policy Committee. Dean Ira Schwartz of SSW, where F/SAP is lodged, said "Cabrini's gain is our loss."


Volume 44 Number 1
July 15, 1997

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