New Century College Has New Associate Dean

Posted: August 4, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Nance Lucas, former special assistant to the provost at the University of Maryland, began working this week as George Mason’s new associate dean of New Century College (NCC).

Following an extensive national search, Lucas was hired to replace Janette Muir, who will continue to teach at Mason.

Lucas received a PhD in College Student Personnel Administration with a concentration in Leadership Studies at the University of Maryland. Her research and scholarship interests focus on moral and ethical leadership.

Lucas has been the director of the James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership and held an affiliate assistant professorship in the Robert H. Smith School of Business and the Industrial and Organizational Psychology Department at the University of Maryland. She is an adjunct professor with the Gallup Organization.

Lucas has published on topics of leadership and was a contributing author of The Student Leadership Program Model, Leadership Reconsidered, and the Social Change Model of Leadership Development. Lucas also coauthored Exploring Leadership: For College Students Who Want to Make a Difference, an undergraduate leadership textbook published by Jossey-Bass. She is currently the coeditor of the special issues series for the Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies.

“I am very excited to have Nance Lucas join NCC and the university,” says Daniele Struppa, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. “Dr. Lucas has significant experience in the field of leadership studies and, more generally, in higher education. Her qualifications make her a perfect fit with the mission of New Century College. I fully expect that, under her leadership, the college will thrive and build on its first successful 10 years.”

Write to at