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Dean named for College of Human Development and Education




NDSU professor Margaret Fitzgerald has been named dean of the College of Human Development and Education. Provost Beth Ingram made the announcement Feb. 25.

Fitzgerald had been serving as interim dean of the college as a national search was conducted.

“I’m delighted that Margaret Fitzgerald has agreed to continue to lead the College of Human Development and Education,” said Provost Ingram. “Margaret combines a deep understanding of NDSU and the college with superb academic credentials, including substantial grant funding and numerous publications. I look forward to working with her to move the college forward.”

Fitzgerald joined the NDSU faculty in 1988, and has held the positions of associate dean and head of the Department of Health, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences. In addition, she was a department administrator for the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance, known as Great Plains IDEA.

Her vita lists 24 refereed journal articles, four monographs and book chapters, 28 conference proceedings and 59 professional presentations. She also received 13 grants.

Fitzgerald has served on the boards of the American Council on Consumer Interests, Prairie Family Business Association and Theatre B. She also has held leadership positions with the NDSU chapter of Phi Kappa Phi.

Fitzgerald earned her bachelor's degree at NDSU; master's degree in family resources and human development from Arizona State University, Tempe; and doctorate in human development and family studies at Iowa State University, Ames.

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