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Fredonia appoints two associate provosts
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Fredonia appoints two associate provosts

Dr. Judith Horowitz (left) and Dr. Lisa Hunter have joined the Division of Academic Affairs. Dr. Horowitz began as Associate Provost for Graduate Studies, Sponsored Research and Faculty Development on June 16. Dr. Hunter will begin as Associate Provost for Curriculum, Assessment and Academic Support on Aug. 4.

The State University of New York at Fredonia announces the appointments of Dr. Judith Horowitz as associate provost for Graduate Studies, Sponsored Research and Faculty Development, and Dr. Lisa Hunter as associate provost for Curriculum, Assessment and Academic Support. Both have extensive experience in higher education administration as well as the Greater Buffalo region.

Dr. Horowitz most recently served as associate vice president and dean of the School of Adult and Graduate Education for eight years at Medaille College, where she was responsible for managing graduate and undergraduate academic programs at two branch campuses. In those dual positions, she worked collaboratively with faculty on academic initiatives and curriculum development.  Previous leadership positions at Medaille included chair of the Department of Social Sciences and director of the Mental Counseling program. She joined Medaille as an assistant professor in 1997.

An accomplished researcher in the fields of psychology and neuroscience, Horowitz has held an appointment as visiting scientist at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and has written articles published in peer reviewed journals on brain science and chemical neuroanatomy. She has also been awarded approximately half a million dollars in grants to study brain diseases such as schizophrenia, depression and Parkinson’s disease. In 2003, she was named to Business First of Buffalo’s “40 Under 40,” an honor that the weekly business publication conveys annually to 40 Western New Yorkers under the age of 40 for their professional success and community involvement.

Horowitz earned a doctorate in psychology (neuroscience), a master’s in psychology and a bachelor’s in psychology/English, all from the University at Buffalo.

At Fredonia, Horowitz oversees the Office of Graduate Studies, Office of Sponsored Research, the Professional Development Center, the Coordinator of International Learning and the Office of Student Creative Activity and Research. She began her new role on June 16.

Dr. Hunter currently serves as associate dean of the School of Arts and Humanities at SUNY Buffalo State and is responsible for overseeing departmental, program and general education curriculum and assessment. Additional duties include coordination of academic support services for high-risk students, course schedule preparation, student and faculty data collection and analysis, and part-time faculty hiring and contract preparation. From 2010 to 2013, Hunter served SUNY Buffalo State as assistant dean for Intellectual Foundations and First Year Programs, a position which involved campus oversight of the general education program, first year learning communities, and the first year experience.

With extensive experience in music education, Hunter served as an associate professor and coordinator of music education at SUNY Buffalo State; assistant professor and director of bands at Montana State University in Bozeman, Mont.; and assistant director of the Pride of Arizona Marching Band at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Ariz. She has published and presented extensively in music education as well as on topics related to her administrative duties including the assessment of “academic rigor,” curriculum design and revision, general education, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Hunter’s collaborative work in the education community has been recognized by the Buffalo Alliance for Education’s “Commitment to Education” Award.

Hunter has a doctorate in music education from the University of Arizona, a master’s degree in instrumental conducting at the University of Arizona, and bachelor’s degrees in music education and performance from the University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D.

When she begins her position on Aug. 4 at Fredonia, Hunter will oversee undergraduate curriculum and assessment, including general education and the honors program, academic student support, the Registrar’s Office, the Office of Online Learning, and the Learning Center.

Both associate provost positions are the result of re-imagining and re-prioritizing two existing administrative employee lines which became available following two retirements over the last year.

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