Dean’s Message: Fall 2023

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Every Dyson student is unique, and therefore, every Dyson student’s experience is unique. One of our greatest strengths as a college is our ability to offer so many memorable opportunities to enrich our students’ one-of-a-kind journeys. From mathematics and art to advocating and presenting at important public venues, we are delighted to share a few of the dynamic, only-at-Pace experiences our students are involved in. 

For example, Clinical Assistant Professor of Mathematics Analee Miranda, PhD, involves students in a self-funded research project, in which students help build a radar model. Miranda makes math a hands-on experience, and her students recognize the exciting opportunity they have to work alongside her.

In the arts, a new grant is giving students the chance to work one-on-one with a faculty mentor on a creative project. Clinical Assistant Professor of Art Derek Stroup and Katie Romanyshyn ’25, Film and Screen Studies, spent the summer collaborating on a striking photographic screen print on canvas, part of a collection of Stroup’s work.

On the international stage, this fall three Dyson students delivered statements to the United Nations General Assembly First Committee on youth disarmament education, an ongoing connection with the UN spearheaded by Professor of Political Science Matthew Breay Bolton, PhD, and Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies Emily Welty, PhD.

At the graduate level, students in the Communications and Digital Media program took their coursework outside of the online classroom, getting the real-life experience of presenting their research at the New York State Communications Associate conference, with two groups earning impressive accolades.

Our students are truly at the heart of all we do in Dyson, and we take pride in empowering them through these unforgettable learning experiences.

If you have news you wish to share with the Dyson Community, please contact Angela Nally ’99, ‘06, assistant dean for communications, at

Tresmaine R. Grimes, PhD
Dean, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences and School of Education