BROOKLYN, NY – June 1, 2011 – St. Joseph’s College announced today that Sister Margaret Buckley will step down from her role as academic dean of the Brooklyn campus after 24 years of service. To succeed Sister Margaret, the College has selected author and professor Dr. Richard Greenwald, who most recently served as dean of the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies at Drew University.
“St. Joseph's College is delighted to welcome Dr. Richard Greenwald as the new Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at the Brooklyn Campus,” stated S. Elizabeth A. Hill, C.S.J., president, St. Joseph’s College. “Dr. Greenwald will bring his extensive experience, as well as creativity, energy and vision to the role of academic dean. I am sure that his commitment to academic excellence and the liberal arts will enable him to be a most effective dean, and I look forward to working with him to provide our students with the best possible educational experience."
In addition to serving as dean of the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies, Dr. Greenwald was the founding director of the Business, Society & Culture Program and professor of history at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. Trained as a social historian of modern America, Dr. Greenwald's scholarly interests are political economy, particularly the intersection of the workplace, business and American politics. He is the author of The Triangle Fire, the Protocols of Peace and Industrial Democracy in Progressive Era New York (2005), co-editor of Sweatshop USA: The American Sweatshop in Historical and Global Perspective ( 2003), and editor of Exploring America's Past: Essays in Social and Cultural History (1996). Among other roles, he has served as associate editor for the scholarly journals Enterprise and Society: The International Journal of Business History and Labor History and is a member of the editorial boards for the journals Working USA and Labor History. His essays and articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Business Week On-line, In These Times, The Progressive, The Brooklyn Rail, and The Rumpus.
“I am thrilled to be joining the St. Joseph's community,” said Dr. Greenwald. “St. Joseph's has a great and well-earned reputation for providing its students with an affordable, quality liberal arts education. The College has a superb faculty and caring and professional staff, and I am honored to serve as its academic dean.”
About St. Joseph's College
St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 23 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs through its School of Arts and Sciences and its School of Professional and Graduate Studies.