UConn News HomeUConn News

Honor's Program Director Appointed
(Released: June 26, 2002)

By Sherry Fisher, Office of University Communications

STORRS, Conn. -- Lynne Goodstein has been appointed associate vice provost and director of the Honors Program at the University of Connecticut.

Goodstein, who will start her new job Aug. 1, is presently dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Professional Studies at Simmons College in Boston. She is a professor of sociology and women's studies.

In her new role at UConn, Goodstein also will have primary responsibility for study abroad, undergraduate research, and the individualized majors program.

"Professor Goodstein brings to the position an outstanding background as an administrator and a faculty member along with a dedication to the success of students," says Fred Maryanski, vice chancellor for academic administration.

Goodstein says, "The University of Connecticut is a leader among honors programs across the country and I am honored to be joining the community of faculty and students committed to quality undergraduate education."

She says one of her goals is "to provide opportunities for students to find something in themselves they want to nurture to excellence."

Goodstein was associate dean of the graduate school at Pennsylvania State University from 1997-2000. She was a professor of administration of justice and women's studies from 1994-2000, served as director of the Women's Studies Program from 1986-1995, and from 1978-1994 was both an assistant and associate professor of administration of justice at Penn State.

She received a doctorate in social psychology in 1977 from the City University of New York's Graduate School and a bachelor's degree in psychology in 1970 from the University of Pennsylvania. She was a faculty member in the psychology department at Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pa., from 1975-1978.

Goodstein received the American Society of Criminology's Herbert Bloch Award in 2001. She was a fellow of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation's Academic Leadership Program from 1999-2000 and a delegate at the Conference on the Condition of Women and the Family in Society in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, in 1993.

She has co-edited three books, including Women, Crime and Justice: Original Feminist Readings, Roxbury Publishing, with Claire Renzetti, and Determinate Sentencing and Imprisonment: A Failure of Reform, Anderson Publishing, with John Hepburn.

June 2002 Releases
UConn News Homepage