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Rosemont College appoints Dr. Lisa Dolling to Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs

Rosemont College is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Lisa M. Dolling as Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs. Dr. Dolling joined the Rosemont community in late September and oversees all aspects of the student experience inside and outside of the classroom. She also provides guidance, support, and strategic direction to the Deans of the Undergraduate College, the Dean of the Schools of Graduate and Professional Studies, Rosemont’s faculty members, and the staff members of the Office of Student Life, the Student Academic Support Center, and the Office of the Registrar.

“I am thrilled to be here at Rosemont College, a community with a rich culture of academic excellence and traditions influenced by Cornelian values,” Dolling said. “I look forward to working with our dedicated faculty and staff to enhance the student experience and promote the Rosemont legacy and reputation,” she added.

Dr. Dolling comes to Rosemont from her alma mater, Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York, where she served as the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, as well as a tenured Professor of Philosophy.  Prior to her tenure at Manhattanville College, Dr. Dolling held several academic administrative and teaching positions at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey, culminating in the role of Dean of the College of Arts and Letters, a position she held for 6 1/2 years.  She also served St. John’s University in New York City in directing various academic programs, including their Women’s Studies Program, Science and Religion Project, and University Honors Program.  Dr. Dolling has also taught at Hunter College, St. Peter’s College and the College of St. Elizabeth.

Dr. Dolling earned her bachelor of arts degree in Philosophy at Manhattanville College, her master of arts degree in Philosophy from Fordham University, and her master of Philosophy degree (M.Phil.) and doctorate of Philosophy from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.  She also completed a fellowship in the Doctoral Program in Comparative Literature of New York University and a Certificate of Completion from the Higher Institute of Philosophy, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. 

Dr. Dolling is the editor/co-editor of five books including Tests of Time: Readings in the Development of Physical Theory (Princeton UP, 2002). She has published on topics ranging from the philosophy of quantum theory to the philosophy of education. Her articles on the importance of the liberal arts and humanities have appeared in the NY Times "Room for Debate" column as well as The Chronicle for Higher Education.

 “I am delighted that Lisa has joined our executive team,” President Sharon Latchaw Hirsh, PhD ’70 said Dr. Sharon Latchaw Hirsh, President of Rosemont College. “I look forward to the positive impact of Lisa’s leadership.”