The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Allison Vorderstrasse Named Dean of UMass Amherst College of Nursing

Allison Vorderstrasse, a faculty member and Ph.D. program director at New York University, has been named the dean of the College of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She will begin her appointment on July 1.

Vorderstrasse currently serves as a faculty member and director of the Florence S. Downs Ph.D. Program in Nursing Research and Theory Development at New York University (NYU) Rory Meyers College of Nursing. The appointment was made by John J. McCarthy, provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs.

“Dr. Vorderstrasse emerged as the best in an exceptionally well-qualified pool of candidates. I look forward to working with her as she leads the College of Nursing into its 67th year,” McCarthy said.

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