After serving Iona College in various roles for the last 23 years, Joseph E. Stabile, Ph.D., was appointed as the new dean of the School of Arts & Science in May following a rigorous search and the review of many impressive candidates.
“Dr. Stabile stood out amongst a strong field of almost 60 candidates from across the country. He is an accomplished faculty member and administrator whose vision for the School of Arts & Science promises continued success,” said Christoph Winkler, Ph.D., endowed professor and founding program director of the Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation.
Dr. Stabile arrived at Iona in 1996 as an assistant professor of biology, rising to associate professor in 2001 and achieving full professorship in 2008. From July 2017 to April 2019, he served the College as interim dean of the School of Arts & Science.
Dr. Stabile’s knowledge of the College and his service to Iona’s academic growth and the success of its students are invaluable at a time when the College is investing heavily in its health science programs. Last year,
Iona announced a new MS in Occupational Therapy, for which Dr. Stabile was instrumental in achieving candidacy status. Previously, Dr. Stabile negotiated an affiliation agreement with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine for early acceptance of Iona College students into medical, dental and pharmacy professional programs. This was the first articulation agreement in Iona College history that gave students a direct pathway into medical and pharmacy schools.
“Iona College has been my academic home, and home away from home, for the last 23 years,” said Dr. Stabile. “Over this time, I have seen many successful alumni come out of the School of Arts & Science. Our students have gone on to great careers and, more importantly, on to successful lives grounded in the mission and liberating power of an Iona College education. As dean, I hope to strengthen our ability to deliver a mission-consistent, student-centered experience and facilitate outcomes that meet the expectations of students and their families. I am grateful to Dr. Wheeler, Dr. Winkler and the Dean’s Search Committee for giving me this wonderful opportunity to serve the students, faculty and staff in the School of Arts & Science.”