University at Albany

Excellence in Academic Service

Each year, the University at Albany honors special members of its community with Excellence Awards denoting exceptional contributions to the life of the campus. Three faculty members received this tribute in 2007 for Excellence in Academic Service.

Diane DewarDiane DewarHealth Policy, Management and Behavior

Diane Dewar received her Ph.D. in economics from UAlbany in 1993, and joined the School of Public Health in 1994 as an assistant professor of health policy and management. In 2002, she received continuing appointment and was promoted to associate professor. Throughout her association with Albany, Dewar has been centrally involved in governance and the broader service mission of the institution, at levels of time and commitment that are extraordinary, particularly for a relatively junior faculty member. For the University, she has served on the Council on Promotions and Continuing Appointment, on the Council on Research, and is currently serving as University Senate Chair, a role that also requires ex-officio participation on numerous ad hoc task forces and committees. For her school, she has served as chair of the school-wide council and on numerous school and departmental committees. In addition, Dewar is co-director of her department's Health Policy and Management curriculum track. It is not simply the quantity and levels of service that impressed the selection committee, but the quality of that service as documented in many testimonials from colleagues and peers who praised Dewar for her deep commitment to academic excellence, integrity, and equity. She is described, repeatedly, as one of the best citizens of our campus and of the numerous professional associations to which she has contributed.

Excellence in Academic Service

Diane Dewar Jeryl Mumpower David Wagner
Diane Dewar
Health Policy,
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David Wagner

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