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Penn State Beaver welcomes new director of academic affairs

Carey McDougall
Carey McDougall
7/17/2014 —

Professor Carey McDougall became director of academic affairs (DAA) and associate professor of art at Penn State Beaver on July 1. McDougall replaced Dr. Donna J. Kuga, who served as Beaver’s DAA for 17 years before being appointed as Beaver’s interim chancellor on July 1. Former Beaver Chancellor Gary B. Keefer retired June 30.

McDougall came to Penn State from Kent State University (KSU) at Stark as an associate professor of art. At Kent she also served as assistant professor of art; graduate faculty member in the College of the Arts; coordinator of service-learning; Faculty Council chair; Provost Fellow; coordinator of the Women’s Studies minor; and regional campus advisor for the Women’s Studies program. She was the recipient of KSU’s 2012 Distinguished Teaching Award.

Previous positions included the Catron Professor of Art, Washburn University, Kan.; instructor, Women’s Studies Department and School of Fine Arts, University of Connecticut Storrs Campus; and instructor of art, Sacred Heart University, Conn.

McDougall served on numerous academic, professional and budget committees and councils at KSU and, throughout her career, has taught a variety of courses, including sculpture, drawing, 2-D and 3-D composition, performance art, and women’s studies.

She has curated or co-curated a variety of exhibits and her art has been featured in almost 40 solo and group exhibits in Ohio, Indiana, Connecticut, New York, California, Missouri, Maine, Pennsylvania, and Bulgaria. She has presented numerous professional papers in Finland, New Mexico, Illinois, California, Georgia, Maryland, Connecticut, and Florida.

McDougall holds an M.F.A. in sculpture and a graduate certificate in women’s studies from the University of Connecticut, Storrs; an M.A.L.S. in arts from Wesleyan University; and a B.A. in mathematics from Oberlin College.

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