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  1. 1. DEBORAH L. NELSON 829 West Junior Terrace Chicago, IL 60613 773-834-2962 (o) 773-459-1568 (h) dnelson@uchicago.edu EDUCATION CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK GRADUATE CENTER Ph.D., English; Certificate in Women’s Studies, 1996 Doctoral Faculty/Alumni Prize for Outstanding Dissertation in English Carolyn G. Heilbrun Prize for Oustanding Dissertation in Women’s Studies First Prize, Student Essay Contest, CUNY Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies Distinguished Scholar Dissertation Fellowship, Graduate Center COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY M.A. English, 1990 YALE UNIVERSITY B.A. English, cum laude, Distinction in the English Major,1995 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO Deputy Provost for Graduate Education 2011-present Graduate Education includes six professional schools and four academic divisions; 3,500 PhDs candidates; @9,500 total graduate students Worked with PhD programs on time to degree, attrition and completion based on newly collected data for all departments Work with deans on a host of initiatives that pertain to graduate students in their divisions/professional schools and those that reach across all ten units including professionalization, stipends and health insurance, etc. Lead on University response to and engagement with efforts to unionize graduate students Initiated expansion of the Center for Teaching and Learning into the Center for Teaching excellence including expanding its budget fourfold by soliciting increased support from all graduate divisions and the college; conducting a national search for a new director Brought Graduate Student Affairs under my supervision, reoriented their mission around academic placement and placement, hired new personnel to work with 10 dedicated masters programs; expanded fellowship support, which this year brought 8.5 million dollars to the graduate divisions through dissertation support
  2. 2. 2 Began an initiative with Alumni Relations and Development that has successfully engaged alumni in career support for current students and networking opportunities for alumni Expanded the graduate area of Career Advancement; more than tripled student involvement from five years ago. Substantially increased non-academic placement in the biological and physical science divisions, social sciences and humanities including MA programs. Initiated a new program for Postdocs, which is to include career placement, teaching training, community building, etc. Revamped parent policy and expanded efforts through the Family Resource Center to provide services to student parents Currently in the process of evaluating the repurposing of campus space for a graduate and postdoc child care facility Director, Center for Gender Studies 2006-2009 Associate Director, Center for Gender Studies 2003-2005 Collaborated on the hiring of six new faculty working in gender students with five partner departments Oversaw programming and fellowships for undergraduates and graduate Developed and ran faculty programming for a university wide constituency Created and oversaw five year project on the history of women at the University that culminated in an exhibit at Special Collections in the Library that was recommended by the ALA. Student led and student gathered almost 100 oral histories; catalogue and exhibit funded primarily by the college Worked to get alumni, students, and faculty involvement Served as member of Board of Directors from 2003-2005 and 2009-2010 Board, Franke Humanities Center 2007-2010 Oversees funding for Franke supported conferences; oversees selection of six faculty fellows and three graduate dissertation fellows Advisory Committee, Council of the Faculty Senate 2007-2008 Meets bi-weekly to advise and consult with President and Provost on matters of University-wide planning and oversight including building, fundraising, administration initiatives, and faculty governance Member, University Senate 2004-2009 Sixty member elected council representing 1,600 faculty Associate Chair and Director of Graduate Studies, 2004-2005 Department of English Oversee graduate program of, at the time, 180 students; monitor progress to degree, implementation of program changes. Run programming for student preparation of oral exams, dissertation proposals, and dissertations. Work with chair on promotions and tenure.
  3. 3. 3 Associate Professor, Department of English 2003-present Assistant Professor, Department of English 1996-2003 Primary areas of research and publication include late 20th century blah blah Department and University –wide service has included: o Chair, Placement Committee: 10 years o Chair, Graduate Admissions o Committee to appoint Dean of Humanities: 2007 o Committee to appoint English Department Chair: 2004-2005, 2007-2008 o Chair, various senior-level search faculty search committees, including Latino/a Literature and Culture, 20th Century Anglophone Literatures: 2002- 2010 resulting in seven junior appointments o Chair, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Search Committee: 2002-2003, 2009 o University Council on Teaching: 2003-2005 o Steering Committee, Lesbian/Gay Studies Project: 2001-2002 Professional Activities: Founding Board Member and Steering Committee, POST45; online journal , conference series, and book series published by Stanford University Press PUBLICATIONS Tough Broads: Suffering in Style, forthcoming Pursuing Privacy in Cold War America, Columbia University Press, 2002 “Confessional Poetry,” Cambridge Companion to 20th-Century American Poetry, ed. Jennifer Ashton, February, 2013. “Introduction: Twentieth-Century Poetry: Expanding Archives and Methods,” PMLA, Vol. 127, No. 2, March 2012. “The Virtues of Heartlessness: Mary McCarthy, Hannah Arendt, and the Anaesthetics of Empathy,” American Literary History, Winter 2006. “Sylvia Plath and the Cold War” in the Cambridge Companion to Sylvia Plath, editedby Jo Gill, Cambridge University Press, 2005. Guest Editor, Special Issue of WSQ “Gender and Culture in the 1950s,” Dec. 2005. “Suffering and Thinking: The Scandal of Tone in Hannah Arendt’s Eichmann in Jerusalem” in Compassion, edited by Lauren Berlant for the English Institute, Routledge Press, 2004.
  4. 4. 4 Pursuing Privacy in Cold War America, Columbia University Press, Jan. 2002. “Beyond Privacy: Confessions Between a Woman and Her Doctor” Feminist Studies, Summer 1999. “Penetrating Privacy: Confessional Poetry and the Surveillance Society” in Home/Making: The Poetics and Politics of Home edited by Catherine Wiley and Fiona Barnes, Garland Press, 1996. Then include all your publications. Leave out classes you teach, radio appearances, include reviews in publications. AWARDS AND HONORS MELLON FOUNDATION Principal Investigator,Sawyer Seminar “@1948” 2011-2012 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, OFFICE OF THE PROVOST Fellow, Academic Leadership Program 2009-2010 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO – WHAT DEPT? Society of Fellows (what is this? Should it be an award?) 2006-2009 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, FRANKE INSTITUTE FOR THE HUMANITIES Academic Fellow? 2005-2006 MELLON FOUNDATION Postdoctoral Fellowship, Wesleyan University Center 2000-2001 for the Humanities AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL STUDIES ASSOCIATION Choice Award for Outstanding Academic Publication 2002 Dissertation Advising: 33 completed Phds; 7 current students A list of invited talks, conferences, courses taught, and references available.

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