BiographyMary Ann Gawelek is the Provost and Dean of the Faculty at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. In role at Seton Hill since 1996, Dr. Gawelek is responsible for undergraduate, graduate and adult programs which serve more than 2,400 full and part-time students. These programs are offered during the day, evening, on weekends, in accelerated formats, and through on-line delivery. During Dr. Gawelek's tenure, the University has implemented nine new graduate programs. Dr. Gawelek is responsible for all academic programs, supervision of faculty, accreditation processes, institutional assessment, and the Reeves Memorial Library and E-magnify, the University's business center. Dr. Gawelek also serves on the Seton Hill faculty as a professor of psychology and teaches Senior Integrative Seminar, the liberal arts capstone.
Dr. Gawelek's administrative experience includes service as Dean of Lesley University's Counseling Psychology and Expressive Therapies Division and Interim Dean of the Graduate School. In addition to teaching experience at Seton Hill, Dr. Gawelek served as Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology at Lesley University and as Assistant Clinical Professor in the Counseling Psychology Program at Boston University. Dr. Gawelek's clinical experience includes a private practice offering individual and group psychotherapy and service as a staff clinician at Womanspace, Inc. in Boston.
With a particular interest in women's issues, Dr. Gawelek has authored numerous publications and presentations. Topics of her study include explorations of gender on teaching and learning, educational equity issues facing undergraduate women and multiculturalism.
Dr. Gawelek currently is the United Way of Westmoreland County's board chair and the co-chair of the Women's Leadership Council. She served on the board and as chair of the board of the Blackburn Center.
Dr. Gawelek earned her Doctorate and Masters from Boston University in Counseling Psychology and her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Sociology from the Franciscan University of Steubenville. Dr. Gawelek is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, Division 35, Psychology of Women.