Suzanne Graney, assistant professor of school psychology, has been named associate dean of RIT’s College of Liberal Arts. Graney takes over for John Capps, who was recently promoted to senior associate dean. Graney will assist in the development and implementation of the college’s strategic plan and serve as an advisor to Dean Robert Ulin on academic and research issues.
“I am excited for this new opportunity and hope to help in taking the College of Liberal Arts to the next level,” notes Graney. “I look forward to developing and implementing initiatives that will enhance the college’s efforts in research, curriculum development and student support.”
Graney has been with RIT since 2003, teaching graduate courses, while also conducting research in early literacy assessment and instruction. She previously served as a school psychologist with the Indian River County School District in Vero Beach, Fla. A native of Canandaigua, Graney received an associate’s degree in humanities from Finger Lakes Community College, a bachelor’s in psychology from the State University of New York at Geneseo and a doctorate in school psychology from the University of Oregon.
“Professor Graney combines the academic, practical and administrative expertise needed to advance the development of services to our faculty, staff and students,” adds Ullin. “She will be a tremendous asset to the college and RIT as a whole.”