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Harriet Joseph: Center for Undergraduate Research & Fellowships
April 22, 2008, Volume 54, No. 30



Provost Ronald Daniels and Associate Provost for Education Andrew Binns are pleased to announce the appointment of Harriet Joseph as Director of the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (CURF), effective May 1, 2008. 

Dr. Joseph is currently interim director of CURF.  She has been at Penn for more than twenty years, including seven years as director of the Alumni Council on Admissions and six years as assistant dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. 

“At the end of our national search,” said Provost Daniels, “we found our ideal candidate here at Penn.  I look forward to many more years of Harriet’s deep knowledge of this university, skill at mentoring and advising our students, and expertise at advancing exciting new research and fellowship opportunities.” 

As an Associate Director of CURF since 2002, Dr. Joseph has played a leading role in the office’s initiatives and accomplishments over the past six years, including expanding the University Scholars program; helping Penn students win a wide range of prestigious fellowships and scholarships; and launching the Provost’s Undergraduate Research Mentorship Program, which pairs undergraduates with faculty members in summer research projects around the world. 

“I am grateful to Harriet,” said Associate Provost Binns, “for the great work that she has done at CURF and the great work that I know she will continue to do, especially as we see CURF create more and more meaningful research experiences for our undergraduates. 

“I would also like to thank the members of our outstanding search committee, who worked so diligently to achieve this outstanding result.” 

Dr. Joseph earned an EdD (1980) from Temple University, an MEd (1969) from Northeastern University, and a BA in history (1968) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.




Almanac - April 22, 2008, Volume 54, No. 30