Dr. Susan Calovini will be the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs and Dean of the College at Salem College beginning July 2011, said Dr. Susan Pauly, President of Salem Academy and College, in an announcement to the campus community. Dr. Calovini will replace Dr. Ann McElaney-Johnson, who was recently named the President of Mount St. Mary’s College, a college for women in Los Angeles "We are delighted to welcome Dr. Calovini to the College,” says Dr. Pauly. “Dr. Calovini's experience as director of a Women's Studies program, her strong record of accomplishment as an academic leader and her enthusiasm for and commitment to our mission made her the ideal choice for Salem. We look forward to her joining our extraordinary community this summer."
Dr. Calovini comes to Salem from the University of Evansville where she served as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Among many accomplishments, Dr. Calovini worked with faculty to introduce new programs, revise the general education curriculum and establish a new art gallery. Prior to serving as Dean at Evansville, Dr. Calovini was a faculty member at Austin Peay State University, specializing in Victorian literature. There, she was awarded the university's two highest honors for teaching excellence. She served as coordinator of the Women's Studies program, which enjoyed significant growth under her leadership, and held other administrative positions including department head, college dean and associate vice president for academic affairs. Dr. Calovini received her B.S. in Journalism from Ohio University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in English from Ohio State University.