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Board Representatives

Dean, faculty and student liaisons to Syracuse University's Board of Trustees provide an important link to the University's faculty and student bodies.

Dean Representative

Joanna O. Masingila
Joanna O. Masingila
Masingila was named dean of the School of Education at Syracuse University in March 2015. She is a professor of mathematics and mathematics education, and is a dual faculty member in the School of Education (Department of Teaching and Leadership) and the College of Arts and Sciences (Department of Mathematics). In 2003, she was named a Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence. She has been at Syracuse University since finishing a Ph.D. in mathematics education at Indiana University-Bloomington in 1992. Prior to her doctoral work, she taught secondary mathematics for six years.
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Faculty Representative

Duncan Brown Duncan A. Brown
A world-renowned expert in gravitational-wave astronomy and astrophysics, Brown has been a faculty member at Syracuse University since 2007. Brown, the inaugural Charles Brightman Professor of Physics in the College of Arts and Sciences, played a leading role in the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO)'s historic detections of gravitational waves.
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Graduate Student Representative

Jack H. Wilson Jack H. Wilson
Wilson is a Ph.D. candidate in the Cognition, Brain, and Behavior Program of the Department of Psychology and plans to graduate with a concentration in neuroscience. Wilson works in Associate Professor Amy Criss' Memory Modeling Lab, studying where and how errors occur when trying to recall past events.
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Undergraduate Student Representatives

James C. Franco James C. Franco
Franco is a rising senior studying political science and history in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Franco, who is from New Hartford, New York, was elected president of the Student Association (SA) for the 2017-18 academic year. Within SA, Franco has also been an assembly member, parliamentarian, DPS Advisory Board member, Finance Board member and chair of academic affairs.
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Chizobam Nwagwu Chizobam Nwagwu
Nwagwu is currently a junior majoring in policy studies with a topical specialization in health, education and human services, and neuroscience in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and College of Arts and Sciences. Since her sophomore year, Chizobam has worked as an undergraduate research assistant in the lab of Professor Paul Gold and Associate Professor Donna Korol, allowing her to gain hands-on experience in the neuroscience field.
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