Erica Owen has been named associate dean of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.
Owen, a specialist in international political economy who has been on the faculty at GSPIA since 2018, began her new appointment on July 1. In her new position, she will serve as the chief academic officer of the school, fostering the development of faculty and research while working to implement the diversity, equity and inclusion strategy and initiatives related to curriculum.
In addition to a long track record of published research, Owen has held a range of leadership positions at GSPIA, including service as the director of the doctoral program, an elected member of the Faculty Assembly Committee, Faculty Assembly president and the co-convenor of GSPIA’s Internal Research Seminar.
As associate dean, Owen will be actively engaged in curriculum initiatives, mentoring new faculty and continuing to grow community engagement initiatives.