Margaret H. Peaslee [click here to return to my home page]
Vice President Emerita and Professor Emerita at the University of Pittsburgh at Titusville
The home page of the University of Pittsburgh at Titusville is located at www.upt.pitt.edu
1993 - 2005
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Biology (tenured), University of Pittsburgh at Titusville, Titusville, Pennsylvania.
The University of Pittsburgh at Titusville (UPT) is the only two-year regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. The campus provides career-oriented programs for those interested in pursuing associate degrees and also offers more than 100 relocation and transfer programs for students pursuing baccalaureate degrees. UPT currently enrolls approximately 375 full-time and 150 part-time students and awards associate degrees in liberal arts, natural science, business, accounting, business information systems, human services, and physical therapist assistant.
My Duties and Responsibilities included:
As primary academic administrator for the faculty, my duties included performance of faculty evaluations, coordination of recommendations for promotion and tenure, organization of hiring procedures (search and screening) for full-time and part-time faculty members, etc.
Act as liaison between campus academic programs and the Office of the Provost, University of Pittsburgh, e.g. develop and defend documentation for new associate degree programs.
Supervise operations in the Office of the Registrar and the Campus Learning Center.
Organize and administer program development for non-traditional students.
Design and implement Internship Programs for students in associate degrees.
Develop class schedules for each term and coordinate student academic advising and registration.
Coordinate academic computing resources for students and faculty.
Coordinated faculty input for design of Broadhurst Science Center, new construction for housing biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, and computer science and purchase of moveable equipment.
1990 - 1993
Associate Dean and Director of Research and Graduate Studies for the College of Life Sciences, and Professor of Biological Sciences, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston.
Louisiana Tech University is a comprehensive Ph.D.-granting institution with a total enrollment of approximately 10,000. The College of Life Sciences housed the Departments of Agricultural Sciences, Technology & Education, Biological Sciences, Clinical Laboratory Science & Bacteriology, and Health Information Management, as well as the School of Forestry and the Division of Nursing. The college, composed of 68 faculty members and 24 support staff, had an enrollment for Fall, 1992, of 1,443 undergraduates and 36 graduate students.
My Duties and Responsibilities included:
Perform the functions of the Dean in his absence.
Conduct the annual evaluation of college faculty and administrators.
Chair the faculty committee responsible for continued development of criteria for hiring, promotion, and tenure in the college.
Direct graduate education in the college through development of programs and policies, advisement of graduate students, and oversight of student progress.
Chair the Graduate Studies Committee--faculty members acting in an advisory capacity for the Graduate Studies Division; degree awarded is the Master of Science in Biological Sciences.
Direct the college research program by identifying sources for funding, providing administrative and intellectual support for research programs of faculty and students, and keeping informed about Federal and State regulations. Annual college extramural funding is approximately $350,000.
Chair the Research Committee--faculty members acting in an advisory capacity for the Research Division.
Project director for the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act Basic Grant, "Vocational Education for 2-Year Nursing and 2-Year Medical Record Technology," $132,366.00, funded, 1991-92.
Chair the Premedical and Predental Advisory Committee: coordinate application process for students applying to medical or dental schools and oversee preparation of committee recommendations.
Teach four courses per year which included Endocrinology, Histology, Introductory Animal Biology, and Human Anatomy & Physiology.
1976 - 1990
Professor and Head, Department of Zoology, Louisiana Tech University. Tenured 1977.
Responsible for the department and its programs: eight faculty members and 200 student majors.
Achieved one of the highest approval ratings of a department head by their faculty at the university.
Established the Zoology Equipment Fund, soliciting contributions from alumni and corporate sponsors.
Established total computerization for the first department at the university.
Promoted to rank of Professor, Department of Biology, University of South Dakota, Vermillion.
1974 - 1976
Academic Opportunity Liaison Officer, half-time appointment and half-time appointment as Associate Professor of Biology, University of South Dakota, Vermillion.
As Academic Opportunity Liaison Officer, worked to increase involvement of women and minority students in academic programs.
1971 - 1976
Associate Professor, Department of Biology, University of South Dakota, Vermillion. Tenured 1971.
1968 - 1971
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, University of South Dakota, Vermillion.
1966 - 1968
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Florida Southern College, Lakeland.
1963 - 1966
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Biological Sciences, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.
1960 - 1963
Chief Medical Technologist in Clinical Chemistry, St. James Hospital, Chicago Heights, Illinois.
1958 - 1959
Medical Technologist in Clinical Chemistry, Passavant Hospital (affiliated with Northwestern University School of Medicine), Chicago, Illinois.
Certificate of Recognition as Nominee, Alumni Foundation Award, Louisiana Tech University, 1988
Outstanding Faculty Member Award, finalist, Association for Women Students' Board, Louisiana Tech University, 1985
Who's Who in America
American Men and Women in Science
Who's Who in North America
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1971
Outstanding Teacher Award, Student Association, University of South Dakota, 1971
Student Scholastic Award, Palm Beach Junior College, 1956
Woman's Club Scholarship, Palm Beach Junior College, 1955-56
Freshman English Award, Palm Beach Junior College, 1955
Graduated with highest honors, Lake Worth High School (Florida), 1954
MEMBERSHIPS (past and present*) AND OFFICES HELD IN PROFESSIONAL AND HONORARY SOCIETIES:
Alpha Epsilon Delta (faculty advisor for the Louisiana Zeta Chapter, 1977-90)
American Association for the Advancement of Science*
American Association of University Professors* (Louisiana Tech Chapter president, 1981-82, 1989-90; vice-president, 1980-81, 1988-89)
American Institute of Biological Sciences*
American Society of Zoologists (Division of Comparative Endocrinology)
Louisiana Academy of Sciences (past-president, 1984; president, 1983, president-elect, 1982, secretary, 1979 and 1980)
Pennsylvania Academy of Science*
Phi Rho Pi (junior college speech honor society)
Phi Theta Kappa* (honor society of the two-year college; chapter secretary-treasurer, 1955-56; faculty advisor for the Alpha Pi Zeta Chapter at the Titusville Campus, 1995-97)
Sigma Xi* (Louisiana Tech Club president, 1981-82; vice-president, 1980‑81; treasurer, 1979-80)
South Dakota Academy
of Science (secretary-treasurer, 1972-76)
FUNDED PROJECTS AND SERVICE ACTIVITIES:
Faculty member and director, Study Abroad in the Czech Republic, Summer 2003, 2004, and 2005.
Hewlett International Grant, "Development of Study Abroad Program in the Czech Republic," $1,350.00, Summer 2002.
Project director, Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act Basic Grant, "Vocational Education for 2-Year Nursing and 2-Year Medical Record Technology," $132,366.00, funded, 1991-92.
Chairperson, Premedical and Predental Advisory Committee, Louisiana Tech University, 1988-93.
Member, Premedical and Predental Advisory Committee, Louisiana Tech University, 1976-1988.
Faculty member, Tech Rome Summer Program, 1988 and 1989.
Referee for the National Science Foundation in Regulatory Biology.
Consultant on grant from the Public Health Service, Alcohol and Substance Abuse Division, "ADAMHA-MARC Honors Undergraduate Training Program at Grambling State University", funded, 1988-92, Dr. K.M.S. Saxena, Principal Investigator.
Project director, "EPA-regulated Rodenticide Efficacy Testing", various corporations, $20,244, funded contract studies, 1976‑87.
Panel member, Teacher Enhancement Programs in Precollege Science and Mathematics Education, National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C., November 2-3, 1984, and October 2-4, 1986.
Chairperson, Committee for Preparation of the College of Life Sciences' Self-study, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, 1983.
Project director, "Dietary Phenolic Additives in Reducing the Severity of Infective Intestinal Parasites in Laboratory Animals", with J.L. Murad, Louisiana Tech University Seed Grant, $910, funded, 1983.
Sabbatical leave at Tulane University School of Medicine and Veterans' Administration Hospital, New Orleans, LA, working with Dr. Abba J. Kastin, summer, 1980.
Project director, "Histological and Histochemical Studies of Animals Exposed to Kraft Paper Mill Effluent", Enviro-Med Laboratories, Inc., $150, funded, 1980.
Project director, "Student Investigations of Nutritional Effects in Tissues", National Science Foundation (ISEP), $31,600, funded, 1979.
Project director, "Pituitary MSH Levels in Fish as an Index of Water Pollution by Paper Mill Effluent, Further Studies", Enviro-Med Laboratories, Inc., $200, funded, 1979.
Participant, Chemistry and Biology of Peptides, Gordon Research Conference, 1978.
Project director, "Pituitary MSH Levels in Fish as in Index of Water Pollution by Paper Mill Effluent", Enviro-Med Laboratories, Inc., $200, funded, 1977.
Project director, "Support for Native American Health Care Education Coordinator", Bureau of Indian Affairs, Public Health Service, South Dakota State Department of Public Health, $15,000, funded, 1974‑75.
Project director, "In vivo and in vitro Pituitary Release of MSH", National Institutes of Health, $55,000, approved but not funded, 1972.
Participant, Short Course in Histochemistry, Vanderbilt University, National Science Foundation, 1972.
Participant, Preliminary Course in Radioisotope Theory and Techniques, Oak Ridge Associated Universities, 1968.
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