Monica Luciana -New Department Chair!
From Dean Parente:
I am delighted to announce that Professor Monica Luciana has agreed to
serve as the next chair of Psychology. Monica has provided strong
leadership to the department as the associate chair for research for
the past several years, and she is extraordinarily well-prepared to
assume the leadership of your distinguished department. I am looking
forward to working together with her and you to continue to build the
excellence of Minnesota Psychology.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Professor Gordon Legge
for his outstanding leadership of the department during the past seven
years. Gordon has provided inspired and wise direction for the
department through the recent turbulent period in higher education,
and his exceptional academic values and strong administrative gifts
have strengthened the department's long tradition of distinction in
research and teaching. I would also like to thank the members of the
Department of Psychology's Executive Committee--Pat Frazier, Jonathan
Gewirtz, Marti Hope Gonzales, Yuhong Jiang and Mark Snyder--for their
considerable efforts in identifying the next chair of Psychology and
in recommending Monica for this important position.