April 21, 2016
Stephanie J. Rowley has been appointed associate vice president for research — social sciences and humanities in the U-M Office of Research by Vice President for Research Jack Hu.
The three-year appointment, approved Thursday by the Board of Regents, is effective July 1.
"The social sciences and humanities are central to the vitality and impact of our research enterprise here at U-M," said Hu. "Dr. Rowley brings a rich record of experience and achievement in teaching, research and administration to this important leadership position."
As AVP, Rowley's principal focus will be to work with deans, department heads and faculty in the social sciences and humanities to support their research, and to provide leadership in developing and coordinating new initiatives. She will also serve as liaison to selected research units reporting to UMOR.
A member of the U-M community since 2000, Rowley is professor of psychology in LSA, and professor of education in the School of Education.
Her research has focused on racial and gender attitudes and beliefs, and in particular, childhood racial and gender identity and development. Her administrative leadership experience has included time as associate chair of psychology, interim chair of psychology, and as chair of the Combined Program in Education and Psychology.
Rowley will succeed Toni Antonucci, the Elizabeth M. Douvan Collegiate Professor of Psychology in LSA and senior research scientist at the Institute for Social Research. Antonucci is returning to full-time faculty responsibilities after serving as AVP since 2009.