Margaret Fitzgerald, professor and head of health, nutrition and exercise sciences, has been named interim dean of human development and education, according to NDSU Provost Beth Ingram. Fitzgerald begins her duties Aug. 16, and will serve while a national search continues for a permanent dean.
Fitzgerald takes over for Virginia Clark Johnson, who is retiring in August after 22 years as dean of the NDSU College of Human Development and Education.
“I appreciate Dr. Fitzgerald’s willingness to serve in this important role, and I look forward to working with her and the college during this transitional time,” said Ingram. “I want to thank Dean Clark Johnson for her decades-long service as dean – she has created a long lasting legacy at NDSU.”
Fitzgerald has been a member of the NDSU faculty for more than 25 years. “I look forward to working with our world class faculty, staff, students, administrators and alumni to contribute to the momentum of the college and university as we continue to move forward as leaders in teaching, research, outreach and service," she said.
Fitzgerald earned her bachelor's degree from NDSU, master's degree in family resources and human development from Arizona State University and doctorate in human development and family studies from Iowa State University.
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