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Distributed June 20, 1997
Contact: Tracie Sweeney

Psychologist Jean Joyce-Brady appointed associate dean of student life

Jean Joyce-Brady, a licensed psychologist who has been director of counseling services at Bradford College since 1992, will join the University's Office of Student Life as an associate dean, replacing Toby Simon, who resigned last fall.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Jean Joyce-Brady has been appointed an associate dean of student life, effective Aug. 12. Her appointment, announced by Dean of Student Life Robin Rose, follows a national search to replace Toby Simon, who resigned last fall.

Joyce-Brady, a licensed psychologist, comes to Brown with more than 20 years of counseling, crisis management, policy development and student programming experience. She has been director of counseling services at Bradford College since 1992. She also has worked as an assistant director of counseling and health services at Salem State College, as coordinator of the Unit Against Rape and Sexual Assault at the North Shore Community Mental Health Center, and as an intern at the Counseling Center at Brandeis University. For several years she maintained a private counseling and consultation practice in the North Shore area, with one specialization being sexual harassment.

"Dr. Joyce-Brady brings a wealth of clinical experience with college students, as well as experience with the issues of alcohol education, assessment and intervention, and sexual assault," said Dean Rose. "She is a talented and well-seasoned professional, and I am delighted that she is joining the University administration."

Before receiving her doctorate in counseling and personnel services from the University of Maryland, Joyce-Brady obtained a master's degree in college counseling and a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Delaware. She has received several professional awards and is a member of the American College Personnel Association and the American Psychological Association.

Joyce-Brady will work closely with Deans Thomas Bechtel and Mary Greineder providing support to students with serious psychological difficulties. She will also coordinate the Sexual Assault Peer Education program, working closely with Associate Dean of the College Bruce Donovan and Director of Health Education Marylou McMillan on issues of alcohol policy and programs, and will be a member of the crisis management and discipline teams.

The search committee consisted of chairs Bechtel and James Stascavage of the Office of Student Life; Belinda Johnson, director of Psychological Services; Karen Fischer, associate professor of geological sciences; Kristin Lindgren '98; and Katie Krauskopf '97.