Notre Dame of Maryland University Presidential Candidates Announced
The Honorable Kathleen O’Ferrall Friedman ’62, Chair of the NDMU Presidential Search Committee, has announced the three finalists for the position of the 14th president of Notre Dame of Maryland University. This announcement follows a comprehensive nationwide search and more than three months of review, discussion and interviews.Three finalists have been selected for the position of president of Notre Dame of Maryland University
The candidates are:
Andrea Chapdelaine, Ph. D. is Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Albright College in Reading, Pa. Dr. Chapdelaine has been an Associate Professor of psychology at Albright since 2001; she has also been on the faculty at Trinity College in Connecticut and Wabash College in Indiana. Prior to her current position, Dr. Chapdelaine served as Albright’s Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Acting Vice President for Academic Affairs. She earned a B.A. in psychology and justice studies from University of New Hampshire and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in social psychology from the University of Connecticut.
Sara Thompson, Ph.D, M.B.A., is Associate Provost for New Program Initiatives and Dean of the Metropolitan School of Professional Studies at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Before joining the administration at CUA, she was Dean of the School of Professional Studies at Trinity University; Director of the Business and Management Program at The Johns Hopkins University; and Director of the Business and Management Program and the Small Business Development Center at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Thompson earned a B.A. in psychology from Eastern Illinois University, an M.B.A. at the University of Colorado at Boulder and Ph.D. in Industrial Psychology/Educational Psychology from Marquette University.
Marylou Yam, Ph.D., is Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Saint Peter’s University (formerly Saint Peter’s College) in Jersey City, N.J. Dr. Yam has also served as Academic Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and School of Business Administration, and Associate Dean of Nursingat Saint Peter’s. She is a tenured full professor in the School of Nursing and a registered nurse. Dr. Yam earned a B.S. in Nursing from Mercy College; M.A. and Ed.M. degrees in Nursing Education from Teachers College, Columbia University; and a Ph.D. in Nursing Science from Adelphi University. She was also a post-doctoral fellow at The Johns Hopkins University.