Emily Heffernan, Ph.D., associate professor of biology and environmental studies, has accepted the position of interim dean of studies at New College. She began her work in this position on Monday, while continuing to teach her fall courses and tutorials.

Heffernan has joined the Provost’s Office team, and is working closely with partners in Student Affairs and across the College to promote student success. She brings to the position a wealth of thoughtful teaching and advising experience, administrative experience both at New College and the University of Michigan-Dearborn, and fresh ideas for supporting students.

In her letter of interest in the interim dean position, Heffernan wrote, “As an alumna, I know the profound impact a New College education can have on a student. I am committed to supporting a culture that assists our students and their diverse and changing needs.”

For more information on Professor Heffernan, visit ncf.edu/directory/listing/emily-heffernan/