WLU in brief: Jan 11, 2012

Languages prof takes on new position

Last week, Mercedes Rowinsky-Geurts was named the new associate dean of students: student affairs and special projects at the faculty of arts.

In this new role, Rowinsky-Geurts will, among other things, be a mentor to students on both an academic and personal level, while dealing with issues surrounding academic misconduct.

In her 18 years at Laurier, Rowinsky-Geurts has held many position at the universitiy. She began her time at WLU in 1994 as an associate professor and since then has also been the chair and undergraduate advisor in the the department of languages and literatures, as well as the department’s senate representative.

Rowinsky-Geurts has also won multiple awards for teaching over the course of her career, such as the the Wilfrid Laurier University Outstanding Teacher Award and the Laurier Alumni Faculty Mentoring Award in recognition of her outstanding mentorship and support to undergraduate students while the are completing independent research as part of their degree requirement.

In 2008, she received the 3M National Teaching Fellowship.
Compiled by Justin Fauteux

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