The New Dean of the Graduate School at Vanderbilt University in Nashville

C. André Christie-Mizell has been named vice provost for graduate education and dean of the Graduate School at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Christie-Mizell is a professor of sociology and had been serving as dean for undergraduate education in the College of Arts and Science at the university.

“I’m honored and thrilled to have this opportunity,” Dr. Christie-Mizell said. “There are many reasons why the best and brightest graduate students from around the world should consider coming to Vanderbilt, but chief among them is the supportive and collaborative environment that characterizes so much of the university’s success. It’s exciting to think about the possibilities as we continue growing and fostering this sense of community and enhancing the resources that allow these students to come together and thrive.”

Dr. Christie-Mizell, who joined Vanderbilt’s department of sociology as a tenured associate professor in 2010, is a licensed family and child psychologist. He previously taught at the University of South Carolina, the University of Akron, and Kent State University. His research focuses primarily on how family functioning, roles and identity shape the psychological well-being and health of everyone in the family unit.

Professor Christie-Mizell is a graduate of Oberlin College in Ohio. He holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in sociology and social psychology from Ohio State University.

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