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English and theater professor Jill Dolan was named to the Lawrence University Board of Trustees, Lawrence University announced Monday. She begins her three-year term effective Tuesday, just a few months after former Princeton Executive Vice President Mark Burstein assumed the presidency at the same institution.

Burstein said in the statement that Dolan“strengthens an already excellent group of trustees” and “brings an important and valued perspective that will help Lawrence continue its forward momentum.”

Dolan, who is alsothe director of the program in gender and sexuality studies, came to the University in 2008 after nine years as theZachary T. Scott Family Chair in Drama at the University of Texas at Austin. She has also taught at the University of Wisconsin and the City University of New York.

In 2011, Dolan received theOutstanding Teaching Award from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education. She has authored six books and writes the award-winning blog, “The Feminist Spectator.”

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