Elizabeth A. Dooley was appointed the inaugural dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. She will also hold the title of vice provost of teaching and learning at the university. Since 2009 Dr. Dooley has been associate provost for undergraduate academic affairs at West Virginia University.
“The undergraduate academic experience is fundamental in creating life-long learners,” Dr. Dooley said. “I’m excited for this new opportunity and plan on growing the unit by taking advantage of all the incredible assets at UCF, as well as forging ahead to create an environment where new and innovative things happen. It is my intention to afford students an integrated, innovative, value-added educational journey that will position them to be competitive in the 21st century.”
Dr. Dooley is a graduate of Alderson Broaddus College in Philippi, West Virginia. She holds a master’s degree in special education and a doctorate in educational leadership from West Virginia University.