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WFU Graduate School appoints two associate deans


October 11, 2007

Lorna Moore, dean of the Wake Forest University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, has announced the appointment of two associate deans.

Linda McPhail, a professor of biochemistry and member of the Wake Forest faculty since 1984, has been appointed to a three-year term as associate dean of graduate programs on the Bowman Gray Campus.  She will concentrate on student recruitment and marketing of graduate programs.  McPhail has served as director of the biochemistry graduate program, co-director of the molecular medicine graduate program and co-leader for research, education, training and career development with the Translational Science Institute.  She holds a bachelor’s degree from Methodist College and doctorate from Wake Forest.

Cecilia Solano, an associate professor of psychology and Wake Forest faculty member since 1977, has been appointed to a one-year term as associate dean of graduate programs on the Reynolda Campus.  She will focus on professional development.  Solano has directed the psychology graduate program, directed the master’s program in liberal studies, served as associate dean of the graduate school since 1999 and was interim dean from Gordon Melson’s retirement in June 2006 until Moore was named dean this June.  She holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and doctorate from Johns Hopkins University.

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Linda McPhail, a professor of biochemistry at Wake Forest University's School of Medicine, has been appointed to a three-year term as associate dean of graduate programs on the Bowman Gray Campus.
Linda McPhail, a professor of biochemistry at Wake Forest University's School of Medicine, has been appointed to a three-year term as associate dean of graduate programs on the Bowman Gray Campus.
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Cecelia Solano, an associate professor of psychology at Wake Forest University and director of the master of arts in liberal studies program, has been appointed to a one-year term as associate dean of graduate programs on the Reynolda Campus.
Cecelia Solano, an associate professor of psychology at Wake Forest University and director of the master of arts in liberal studies program, has been appointed to a one-year term as associate dean of graduate programs on the Reynolda Campus.
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