Deirdre Mageean has been named the next provost and vice president of academic affairs at Cleveland State University in Ohio. She will become provost on July 1.
For the past seven years, Dr. Mageean has served as vice chancellor for research and graduate studies at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. Previously, Dr. Mageean was associate vice president for research and dean of the graduate school at the University of Maine.
She also served on the faculty in the departments of resource economics and policy and public administration.
A native of Ireland, Dr. Mageean is a graduate of Queens University in Belfast, where she majored in sociology and philosophy. She holds a master’s degree in sociology from the University of York in England and a Ph.D. in geography from the Open University.