Laurel M. Garrick Duhaney
Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School
Laurel M. Garrick Duhaney became Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School at the State University of New York at New Paltz in 2006. Prior to her appointment, in June 2004 she began serving in both capacities on an interim basis. She was the Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs of the College in 2010-2011.
Garrick Duhaney’s role as Associate Provost requires her to be responsible for coordinating assessment across the campus. She oversees the General Education program, including its assessment and revision—in accord with a broader vision of liberal learning. In her tenure, Garrick Duhaney has seen the SUNY System Administration approve both the College’s Campus Based Assessment Plan and the Strengthened Campus Based Assessment Plan. She participates in undergraduate and graduate program reviews and disciplinary program accreditation reviews. She also coordinates the College’s Middle States Commission on Higher Education accreditation activities, including serving as its Accreditation Liaison Officer to MSCHE.
As Dean of the Graduate School, Garrick Duhaney manages all aspects of the Graduate School including strategic planning; enrollment management, recruitment, and marketing; program development and revision; overseeing over 50 graduate programs; facilitating collaboration and interdisciplinary programming; supporting students; and chairing the Graduate Council. In February 2006, she initiated the Graduate School’s first annual open house.
Prior to moving to the Provost’s office, Garrick Duhaney was an associate professor of Special Educational in the School of Education at SUNY New Paltz. She joined the faculty in 1996.
Garrick Duhaney’s research interests include inclusion of students with disabilities in general education classrooms, meeting the educational needs of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and responsive teacher education for a diverse society. She has published extensively in prestigious, peer-reviewed journals. She has also been instrumental in work funded by the U.S. Department of Education.
Awards, Honors & Recognition
Garrick Duhaney was the recipient of a United States Agency for International Development scholarship (1990-1992).