|DR. MARYANN JANOSIK |
MaryAnn Janosik has been the founding Dean of the School of Professional Studies and the Graduate College at St. Catherine University (St. Paul, MN) since May 2010. Prior to that, she served as Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of History at Saint Joseph College of Indiana. Janosik gained her initial experience as a chief academic and administrative officer at Ohio University’s Lancaster campus, where she held the position of Campus Dean and Associate Professor of History. Before that, she was Dean of the Social Sciences and Business division at Oakton Community College. Her administrative positions have given her a variety of experiences with academic and student-related projects, including curriculum development, community outreach and fundraising, learning assessment, faculty evaluation (including promotion and tenure), diversity competency, distance education, student retention programs, budget development, strategic planning, institutional accreditation (HLC), and campus construction/renovation projects.
Janosik received her Ph.D. in American Social History and Policy from Case Western Reserve University (OH), and also holds a B.A. with Higher Honors (Oberlin College) and an M.A. (Cleveland State University) in History. Before moving into higher education administration, she served as Director of Education at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, OH and held rank as an Associate Professor of history and Director of Interdisciplinary Initiatives at Lake Erie College. Her research in American popular culture has earned her several awards, including first place for Excellence in Research and Writing from the National Catholic Press Association (1998) for her monograph, “Madonnas in Our Midst: Representations of Women Religious in Hollywood Film.”
A former area chair in music and theatre, Janosik has also been a member of the Executive Council for the Mid-West Popular Culture Association and of the editorial board for Popular Music and Society. Additionally, she has been recognized for her work in the classroom, receiving the Roger and Anne Clapp Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1995. She continues to teach courses in film and popular music and is in demand as a lecturer on a variety of topics related to popular culture. In 2006, Greenwood Press published her volume, The Video Generation: Rock Music in America, 1981-1990 (as part of their six-volume series on the history of rock music). In 2008, she presented some of her current research on women, Catholicism, and rock ‘n’ roll at Oxford University’s Round Table on Women. In 2009, Janosik was named “2009 VIP in Education” by Cambridge University.