New Dean of Sage College of Albany Named

July 15, 2013 at 10:23 am

Joanne CurranAlbany, NY – The Sage Colleges is pleased to welcome Joanne Curran, Ph.D. as new dean of Sage College of Albany.

Curran comes to Sage from the State University of New York at Oneonta, where she was associate dean in the Division of Education. Curran has been active in the arts and promoting creative thinking skills as well as an active advocate for the developmentally disabled. Her scholarship mirrors these interests with significant publications on "Arts for children in schools," "Attitudes of service providers towards people with intellectual disabilities," and "Mathematics anxiety and mathematical self-concept. “Her work has been presented in top journals and at
national and international meetings.

In recognition for her consistently superior achievement and commitment, Curran was recently awarded the 2012-13 Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence. Curran said she had been nominated by a colleague and the excellence in professional service was appreciated and a nice conclusion to her SUNY career. (And a promising kick off for her career at Sage.)

"We are thrilled that we were able to bring to Sage College of Albany an experienced administrator and teacher-scholar to help us move SCA forward in the next decade," said Provost Terry Weiner.

Curran said, “The faculty and administration at Sage recognize the need to prepare students for a rapidly changing world that includes careers that are difficult to predict, and jobs that don’t yet exist. This is an exciting time to be an educator, and I am looking forward to joining such a progressive academic team.”

Curran received her doctorate in Educational Psychology from Arizona State University and her master’s in Creative Studies and bachelor’s in Education from SUNY College at Buffalo. She will start at Sage on August 5, 2013.