Dr. Jean Shingle Announced as New Dean
Immaculata University recently announced that long-time faculty member Jean Shingle, Ph.D., of Coatesville, PA, will serve as the dean for the College of Undergraduate Studies. In this capacity, Dr. Shingle will be responsible for curricular planning and innovation, program support, as well as faculty development. In addition, she will oversee academic programming for all on-campus undergraduate students, i
ncluding adult students in the College of LifeLong Learning.
“I am honored by this opportunity,” stated Dr. Shingle. “I believe strongly in the mission and values of Immaculata University and I look forward to working with the gifted faculty, talented students, staff, and alumni to enhance our educational offerings as well as our presence in the community.”
Currently as professor of Biology, Dr. Shingle began as an adjunct faculty member at Immaculata University over 18 years ago before joining as a full-time faculty member in 2005. Over the years, she has served as chair of the Biology Department and most recently chaired the newly-combined departments of Biology, Data Systems, and Mathematics. Her teaching encompasses Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, and Genetics. Her research interests centered on factors which influence cellular signaling and aging at the molecular level.
Earning her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Princeton University, Dr. Shingle also received her master’s degree in Molecular Biology from Princeton and her undergraduate degree in Biology/Chemistry from Immaculata. To keep current in her field, she retains membership in the Association for Women in Science since 1999. She stays active in her local community by serving on the board of directors for the Brandywine YMCA and is a volunteer for the American Cancer Society for over a decade.
Immaculata University is a comprehensive, Catholic, coeducational institution of higher education, located on the Main Line between Malvern and Exton, 20 miles west of Philadelphia.