July 29, 2010

Bratsch-Prince appointed to associate provost post

by Erin Rosacker

Dawn Bratsch-Prince, associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has been named associate provost for academic personnel. Executive vice president and provost Elizabeth Hoffman announced the five-year appointment (effective Aug. 16) today.

Dawn Bratsch-Prince

Dawn Bratsch-Prince

"I am very excited Dawn will be joining the executive vice president and provost senior leadership team," Hoffman said. "She brings an extraordinary breadth of leadership and diversity experience, from serving as chair of world languages and cultures to acting as interim director of the women's studies program."

As associate provost for academic personnel, Bratsch-Prince will provide leadership for developing and sustaining programs, policies and initiatives to recruit, retain, review and advance faculty and staff. She succeeds Susan Carlson, who accepted a vice provost position at the University of California.

"I welcome this opportunity to join the provost's leadership team," Bratsch-Prince said. "As associate provost, I will work to support ISU's academic personnel while strengthening our institutional focus on diversity. My own positive experiences as both an ISU faculty member and administrator will help us build a healthy work environment in which all faculty and staff can be successful."

Bratsch-Prince came to Iowa State in 1990 as an assistant professor of Spanish in the world languages and cultures department. She earned tenure and was promoted to full professor, then served as department chair from 2002 to 2008, when she was named associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Bratsch-Prince served as interim director of the women's studies program (2009-10).

Bratsch-Prince currently serves as president of the Association of Departments of Foreign Languages (ADFL), a division of the Modern Language Association. She also was honored by her college and the university for her departmental leadership. The Brooklyn, N.Y., native earned her bachelor's (1983) and master's (1985) degrees in Spanish from New York University. She received a Ph.D. in romance philology from the University of California, Berkeley in 1990.