|Spring 2007||Volume 15 Number 1|
UMaine Welcomes New Provost
|In this issue:||
Edna Mora Szymanski is the University of Maineís new Senior Vice
President for Academic Affairs and Provost. An administrator with a
diverse and impressive background, she received her bachelorís degree
from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, her masterís degree from the
University of Scranton, and her Ph.D. degree from the University of
Texas at Austin.
Prior to coming to Maine in August 2006, Dr.
Szymanski served for 7 years at the Dean of the College of Education at
University of Maryland, College Park. Before Maryland, she served for 10
years at the University of Wisconsin Ė Madison in various capacities
including Professor, Chair of the Department of Rehabilitation
Psychology and Special Education, Associate Dean of the School of
Education, and Director of the Rehabilitation Research and Training
Center on Career Development and Advancement.
|Before pursuing doctoral
education, Provost Szymanski served for 5 years as a rehabilitation
counselor and 6 years as a counseling unit supervisor in upstate New
York. The counseling unit specialized in school to work transition for
students with disabilities.
Provost Szymanskiís major areas of scholarship have focused on disability and career development, rehabilitation counselor education, and research instruction. She has authored or co-authored numerous refereed articles and book chapters and received several national awards for her research, including three from the American Counseling Association, three from the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association, one from the American Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, and one from the National Council on Rehabilitation Education.
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