We are delighted to announce that Marcus Tye, PhD, will be our new dean for the College of Health Professions, effective July 1, 2021.
Dean Tye comes to Pace after serving as dean of the School of Health Sciences and interim dean of the School of Education at the College of Staten Island, a part of CUNY. Prior to that, he served as Regional Lead of a master’s in counseling psychology program at National University in Fresno, California, and held earlier positions at private and public institutions. In those previous roles, his leadership focused on student success and program development. He is the author of a comprehensive survey textbook on gender and sexuality rooted in the biopsychosocial model with an emphasis on cultural diversity; the most recent edition was published in 2020 with COVID safety updates.
Tye trained as a clinical psychologist at the University of North Dakota, with an internship in community mental health and a rotation in forensic psychology in Ulster County, New York. He has provided psychological services in assisted living facilities, inpatient rehab, and long-term psychotherapy, as well as consulting in criminal and civil cases. Born in London, he was an undergraduate at Princeton University, where he now serves on the board of its LGBTQIA+ alumni association. Having worked in South Korea and Micronesia, he infuses cultural diversity into all his work, especially in understanding and supporting students, faculty, and staff.
We want to acknowledge the hard work that went into this important search, which was led by Haub Law Dean Horace Anderson Jr., JD, and Professor Joanne Singleton, PhD, Department of Graduate Studies, Lienhard School of Nursing. Thanks to them and the entire search committee for a job well done.
We also would like to express our appreciation to Dean Harriet Feldman, who is retiring from the deanship after 28 years of service. We thank her for her long and successful leadership of the College of Health Professions and her strong commitment to the University. And we look forward to soon announcing more news about her future contributions to Pace.
Please join us in welcoming Marcus Tye to Pace.