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New Dean Named at College’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Rachel Finley-Bowman

After 18 years at Elizabethtown College, Barbara Randazzo, will resign her position as dean of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, a position she has held for the past three years.

Rachel Finley-Bowman, associate professor and chair in the Department of Education, begins her duties as dean of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies June 1, 2018. Randazzo’s last day as dean takes place June 30, 2018. There will be a onemonth transition period.

Finley-Bowman has been in the college’s Department of Education since 2007 and has served as chair since 2012. Her work with state and federal agencies on accreditation issues and her work with colleagues in the creation and delivery of master’s programs, including the traditional college’s only online degree program intended for working professionals, has prepared her well to lead the School. Finley-Bowman will continue as chair in the Department of Education.

Finley-Bowman teaches social studies methods and content courses, supervises student teachers, advises social studies education students, and mentors undergraduate honors thesis research.

Her research areas are citizenship and peace education as well as gender and national identity in Northern Ireland.

Before her tenure at Elizabethtown, she was an associate professor of history, among other roles, at Delaware Valley University. She has presented her scholarly work in several publications and at numerous regional, national, and international conferences.

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