Angela T. Haddad Appointed Provost and Dean of the Faculty at Allegheny College

Angela T. Haddad, Ph.D.
Angela T. Haddad, Ph.D.

Following a national search, Allegheny College President Hilary L. Link, Ph.D., announced today that Angela T. Haddad, Ph.D., has been appointed as provost and dean of the faculty at Allegheny. Haddad will assume her new position on August 1, 2022.

Haddad will serve as Allegheny’s chief academic officer and a member of the college’s senior leadership team, providing vision and direction for the academic program of the college. The Provost’s Office at Allegheny also supports and advances the teaching and research goals of the college’s faculty and supports ongoing professional development within a diversifying and inclusive culture. In her new role, Haddad will partner with the Allegheny community, including the president, senior administrators, faculty, staff, students, the Board of Trustees and community leaders, to promote and help realize the college’s Renaissance Vision. The vision focuses on holistic student success and inclusive excellence; the college’s distinctive academic brand; relevance to global, regional and local context; and financial stability.

“Angela Haddad is a visionary and dynamic leader who brings a wealth of insight and experience as both a faculty member and administrator to the role of provost and dean of the faculty,” Link said. “She has a deep appreciation for the value and importance of an interdisciplinary education that challenges students to seek new perspectives and solve problems, and we are very excited to welcome her to Allegheny’s tradition of excellence and innovation.”

Haddad currently serves as senior associate dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Hunter College in New York City. She has provided administrative leadership and support for undergraduate and graduate programs, including curricular planning and development, overseeing academic program reviews and managing the academic policies and practices of graduate programs. During her nine years at Hunter College, Haddad has developed and implemented initiatives that support faculty development and academic innovation, along with programs to promote academic excellence and strengthen student success and retention.

“I am delighted to join the Allegheny College community and feel privileged to serve the faculty, staff and students of a storied liberal arts college,” Haddad said. “I look forward to working with the campus and local communities to build upon the college’s past successes and realize the institution’s aspirations.”

Prior to Hunter College, Haddad served as associate provost of Barnard College. Among other responsibilities, she initiated projects to support faculty development and curricular innovation and led efforts in developing, coordinating and implementing academic and institutional assessment plans and practices. Before joining Barnard College, Haddad was an associate professor and department chair in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work at Central Michigan University. She holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in sociology from the University of Michigan and a B.A. from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

Haddad’s professional service includes leadership roles on working groups and committees addressing institutional reaccreditation efforts, curriculum development, strategic planning and academic advising. She has presented at a wide range of academic and professional conferences and authored or co-authored numerous scholarly publications and successful grant proposals.

Haddad will succeed Ron Cole, Ph.D., who has served as the college’s chief academic officer since 2015.