Mary Ann Danowitz is the Dean for the College of Education. Prior to North Carolina State University, she was a senior research fellow at the Management Department of the Vienna University of Economics and Business in Austria studying Ph.D. students’ experiences in new doctoral programs under the Bologna Process. Dr. Danowitz has held faculty and administrative positions at the University of Denver, the Ohio State University, the College of William and Mary, and Penn State University. She was a Fulbright Scholar in Austria and Indonesia and has taught and conducted research in Australia, England, Germany, Hungary and Malaysia. She holds an D.Ed. in Higher Education from Penn State University.
The focus of her research is gender, diversity, and equity in the areas of leadership, governance, management, organizational change, and careers, particularly regarding the higher education sector in the United States and Europe. Dr. Danowitz’s publications include more than 110 articles, book chapters and academic papers, as well as five books and monographs. Her most recent book is Diversity in Organizations: Concepts and Practices (Palgrave-MacMillan, 2012).