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FAL-WIN 2017

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PRESIDENT FALL / WINTER 2017 PIERCE 25 The Road to Transformation M ooney herself blossomed as a Raven. In addition to her psycholog y major, she picked up a double major in English. As a student, she says she took classes from all across Pierce's broad curriculum, including oil painting, photography, and dance, uncovering a love of dance that inspired her to take as many classes as she could. She matriculated knowing she wanted to double major, and selected English because of her love of literature. She served as a resident adviser in Mount Washington Hall. Upon graduating, she worked at Crotched Mountain for a year, then went on to get her Ph.D. in psycholog y from the University of New Hampshire in 1989, writing a dissertation on how the cardiovascular system responds to the stress of social situations. She became a faculty member at St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y., teaching psycholog y, and it was at St. Lawrence that she began taking on leadership roles in higher education. Aer earning tenure, Mooney served as the associate dean for faculty affairs and was the founding director of the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), a multipurpose space designed to provide ongoing faculty development and promote innovative teaching and course design. e center hosted new faculty orientation sessions as well as provided first- and second-year faculty with mentors to help them build their careers. She authored multiple pieces in peer-reviewed publications, and wrote several successfully funded grant proposals. In 2006, she was appointed special assistant to the president for assessment, working to support all of the academic departments as they identified learning goals for their majors and how to best assess student learning in those areas. roughout her career, Mooney maintained strong ties to Franklin Pierce. She served on the Alumni Association Board of Directors and was a member of the board of trustees from 2001 to 2008, serving as the chair of the Academic Affairs Committee, when she was appointed provost. In that position, Mooney was integral to the school's transition from a college to a university [see "e University at 10," Pierce magazine, Spring 2017]. Before the transition, the undergraduate College at Rindge and the centers for Graduate and Professional Studies across New Hampshire and in Arizona operated as separate

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