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Wendy Raymond

Dr. Wendy Raymond, CEOSE Chair
Vice President for Academic Affairs and
Dean of Faculty Professor of Biology
Davidson College
Davidson, NC 28035
Term: 02/01/2010-01/31/2016
Chair Term: 02/01/2014-01/31/2016

Dr. Wendy Raymond received her A.B. degree in Chemistry from Cornell University, graduating as a College Scholar and Magna Cum Laude. After receiving her Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Harvard University, she obtained postdoctoral training in Genetics at the University of Washington.

Dr. Raymond was recently appointed the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty Professor of Biology at Davidson College. Previously, she held the position of Full Professor of Biology at Williams College. From 2007-2010, she served as the college's first Associate Dean for Institutional Diversity. Her teaching experience includes a variety of Biology courses (e.g., The Cell, Genomes/Transcriptomes/Proteomes, Biological Regulatory Mechanisms, Immunology, Senior Honors Thesis, Genetics, and Topics in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology). Dr. Raymond has participated in numerous administrative activities at Williams College. Among these activities are the following: Co-coordinator of "Claiming Williams", a campus-wide series of events culminating in an annual, one-day formal interruption of classes devoted to examining privilege and building community; Chair, Ad Hoc Committee on Student Advising; Chair, Committee on Diversity and Community; Program Director, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Science; Co-director, Symposia on Diversity in the Sciences at Harvard University, University of Washington, and University of Louisiana at Monroe; Chair, Committee on Educational Policy; Founder, Purple Mountain Scholars; Founder, BioMentors; Member, Genetics Society of America Education Committee; Project Director, "How to Talk With Your Professors" video; and Panel member for the National Science Foundation's Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement Program.

Dr. Raymond has received funding for research and education projects from the Spencer Foundation, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and the American Cancer Society. Her work has been published in Genes and Development, Nucleic Acids Research, Molecular and General Genetics, Journal of Biological Chemistry, and The Scientist Supplement. Additionally, she has published in the Genetics Society of America Newsletter.

Among Dr. Raymond's honors and awards are the following: Williams College Multicultural Center Student Choice Award, Williams College Campus Life Award, Williams College Faculty Member of the Year, Harvard Danforth Center Teaching Award, American Institute of Chemists Student Award, and Phi Beta Kappa. She has been a member of the congressionally mandated Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering since 2010.

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