Joanne Berger-Sweeney

Trinity College
Public Affairs, Business, and Administration
Educational and Academic Leadership
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After graduate training in Neuroscience, Dr. Berger-Sweeney became the Director of the Neuroscience Program at Wellesley College, transforming it into the largest science major while directing her own NIH and NSF supported research program. She then served as Associate Dean (2004-10), increasing faculty diversity by 2-fold. In 2010, she was recruited by Tufts University to be the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. Among her many accomplishments were doubling faculty diversity, creating the Center for Study of Race and Democracy and maintaining a budget surpluses. Since becoming the President of Trinity College (2014), she has reorganized the senior leadership, completed a major fund raising campaign and created a Neuroscience Center. Concurrently, she has held leadership positions at the Society for Neuroscience, NIMH, NSF and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories.

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