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Eileen M. Angelini, Ph.D.

Dr. Eileen M. Angelini
Dean of the Carroll College of Arts & Sciences

As Dean, Dr. Eileen M. Angelini fosters a student-centered environment and advances Le Moyne's commitment to the liberal arts as the foundation for undergraduate education; collaborates with department chairs and program directors to improve existing programs of study and develops new programs that meet the needs of a changing society; expands the impact of the Carroll College of Arts and Sciences through outreach and engagement, cultivating a vibrant, ethical, and open community within the College, and promoting diversity within faculty, staff, and student populations; and, develops interdisciplinary activities by building collaborative relationships among academic units and providing opportunities for faculty and staff development.

Dr. Angelini holds the international distinction of Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques, an honor bestowed by the government of France on distinguished academics. She is a 2010-2011 recipient of a Canada-U.S. Fulbright award as a Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Globalization and Cultural Studies at McMaster University and was named to the Fulbright Specialist Roster from 2013 to 2017, enabling her to complete her project “Francophone Culture: Literature, Pedagogy and Additional Language Acquisition” at the University of Manitoba.

Dr. Angelini has utilized her background in researching Jewish-Christian relations to teach the Holocaust from an interdisciplinary perspective, especially in the French-language classroom. Her approach is to use film (both feature-length and documentary) and literature (e.g., testimonials, autobiographies, and novels) about the WWII Occupation of France to help students comprehend that the Holocaust is not simply a Jewish question but one that involves us all, regardless of religion, ethnicity, gender, or nationality.

One of Dr. Angelini’s more successful projects with innovative world language curriculum design is La France divisée/France Divided, a documentary that explores via survivor testimony the events of WWII in France. This interdisciplinary film was co-directed, written, and produced with Barbara P. Barnett and was generously supported by a Title VI Grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Her teaching has been recognized by the American Association of Teachers of French with its Dorothy Ludwig National Award for Outstanding Teacher of the Year at the University Level and by the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers with its Ruth E. Wasley Distinguished Teacher Award Post-Secondary.

Dr. Eileen M. Angelini received her B.A. in French from Middlebury College and her M.A. and Ph.D. in French Studies from Brown University. She began her career at Le Moyne College in July of 2023.

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Dixie M. Blackley, Ph.D.

Dixie M. Blackley
Associate Dean of Arts & Sciences

Dixie M. Blackley is associate dean of Arts and Sciences. She works closely with the dean on faculty evaluations and on various initiatives that promote academic excellence within Arts and Sciences. She represents the Office of the Dean on several College-wide committees, Faculty Senate committees, and special projects.

Prior to joining the Dean’s office in January 2012, Dr. Blackley was a key member of the leadership teams for the College’s decennial evaluation (2005-2006) and periodic review (2011) by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Most recently, she co-chaired the leadership team for Le Moyne’s decennial evaluation (2015-2016) by the Commission.

In her academic department, Dr. Blackley is professor of economics and has taught both introductory and upper-level courses, including Econometrics and the Economics of Poverty.

Dr. Blackley graduated from Wittenberg University with a degree in Mathematics and Economics. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. Dr. Blackley began her teaching career at Le Moyne College in the fall semester of 1982.

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Jeanne Darby

Jeanne Darby
Assistant Dean of Arts & Sciences

Jeanne Darby is assistant dean of Arts and Sciences. She is responsible for many of the operational functions of the Dean’s office, from student-centered initiatives such as the annual Senior Honors Convocation and academic integrity issues, to faculty processes such the administration of course and personnel evaluation policies. In addition, Jeanne works with department chairs and the Registrar's office to manage course scheduling and enrollments. She is responsible for handling most aspects of adjunct faculty activity, from the creation of appointment letters to acting as liaison with Human Resources regarding adjunct personnel issues.

Jeanne graduated from Binghamton University with a degree in Linguistics and earned her M.S.Ed. in General Education from Le Moyne College in 2005. She began her career at Le Moyne in 2000 as a staff assistant in the Academic Support Center. Less than a year later, she joined the Arts and Sciences dean's office.

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Melissa Short

Melissa Short
Office Services Coordinator

Melissa Short is the Office Services Coordinator for the Carroll College of Arts and Sciences. In this capacity, she assists the Dean of Arts & Sciences, hires and supervises work-study students and Staff Assistants, as well as many other operational functions in the Dean’s office. Some of her responsibilities include the processing of student and faculty forms, course evaluations, faculty travel requests, as well as the planning and implementation of Dean’s office events. In addition, Melissa works with several other Arts & Sciences departments and campus wide committees.

Melissa graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in Dietetics. Before coming to Le Moyne, she worked at several non-profit organizations, including The Nature Conservancy, and she also worked for The Princeton Review. Melissa began her career at Le Moyne as administrative assistant to the Dean of Arts and Sciences in 2010.

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