I am pleased to announce that Dr. Marcus Tye has accepted the position of Dean of the School of Health Sciences, effective Monday, July 17, 2017. Accordingly, President Fritz will recommend his appointment to the CUNY Board of Trustees. Dr. Tye will also hold a tenured professorship in the Psychology Department.

Dr. Tye brings a unique background and record of achievement to CSI. He comes to us from National University, where he has served for the past year as Professor of Psychology and Regional Lead in charge of the Master of Arts program in Counseling Psychology at the Fresno, CA campus, with Marriage and Family Therapy and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor tracks. Prior to his service at National University, he served for 17 years as a faculty member at Dowling College. At that institution, he held a number of leadership positions, including multiple terms as Chair of the Psychology Department, and created an institution-wide program of undergraduate academic honors projects. In Dowling’s relatively flat administrative structure, his duties spanned many of the usual functions of a Dean and/or Associate Provost. He has extensive union leadership experience, with multiple terms as an officer, including serving as chief negotiator of a five-year contract in 2007, and in 2016 as head of the faculty union, working directly with the institution’s president and chair of the board of trustees to extend operations to permit the institution’s final class to graduate. He brings deep experience in faculty governance, as well as administration, and in both regional and professional accreditation issues.

Dr. Tye is a clinical psychologist licensed in the State of New York, whose scholarship is in the area of gender and sexuality. He is the author of a number of articles and book chapters, as well as a widely used textbook in his field. He received his AB from Princeton University (cum laude) and his MA and PhD in Psychology from the University of North Dakota. He has a deep commitment to helping first-generation students succeed in their intellectual and career advancement.

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Marcus Tye to CSI and wishing him great success as Dean of the School of Health Sciences.