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Lynne Bongiovanni Appointed Interim Dean of the Undergraduate College


Riverdale, N.Y. – Associate Professor of English Lynne Bongiovanni has been appointed Interim Dean of the Mount’s Undergraduate College for the 2017-2018 academic year. A faculty member in Mount Saint Vincent’s Department of English since 2004, Dr. Bongiovanni is an accomplished scholar and teacher who has previously served as chair of the Faculty Senate and director of the Mount Mentors program and ParaMount Perspectives lecture series. One of the Mount’s most beloved professors, Dr. Bongiovanni was awarded the Teacher of the Year at the College in 2012. She was a finalist for the honor in 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2011.

“An aspect of the Mount I appreciate most is its close-knit community of learners,” Dr. Bongiovanni said. “It’s a place where you have the opportunity to get to know each student well.” As for her new role, Dr. Bongiovanni said she is thrilled to work with students in a different capacity, ensuring their academic and professional success.

Fascinated by the work of James Joyce and colonial commodity in modern British fiction, Dr. Bongiovanni is a member of the American Conference for Irish Studies and the International James Joyce Foundation. She also belongs to the Modern Language Association, including its northeast chapter.

“Dr. Bongiovanni has been an integral member of the faculty for more than a decade,” said Sarah Stevenson, Provost and Dean of Faculty at the Mount. “An incredible teacher, a dedicated mentor to students, and a supportive colleague respected by faculty in every division of the College, she is also a natural leader. We are extremely fortunate to welcome her as Dean.”

Dr. Bongiovanni received her Ph.D. in English Language and Literature from Fordham University in Bronx, New York and an M.B.A. at St. John’s University in Queens, New York.

About the College of Mount Saint Vincent
Founded in 1847 by the Sisters of Charity, the College of Mount Saint Vincent offers nationally recognized liberal arts education and a select array of professional fields of study on a landmark campus overlooking the Hudson River. Committed to the education of the whole person, and enriched by the unparalleled cultural, educational, and career opportunities of New York City, the College equips students with the knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary for lives of professional accomplishment, service, and leadership in the 21st century.