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Dr. Joseph Stabile Named Interim Dean of Arts & Science

Joseph Stabile, Ph.D., (with President Joseph E. Nyre, Ph.D.) received the Senior Faculty Award at the Fall 2015 ConvocationJoseph Stabile, Ph.D., (with President Joseph E. Nyre, Ph.D.) received the Senior Faculty Award at the Fall 2015 Convocation

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - Iona College announced the appointment of Joseph Stabile, Ph.D., as interim dean of the School of Arts & Science. Dr. Stabile has served as associate dean since August 2017 after serving as chair of the Biology Department.

"Dr. Stabile has the breadth of knowledge and leadership skills to make the transition from Associate Dean to Interim Dean seamless," said Iona Provost Vincent J. Calluzzo, Ph.D. "I believe he will be a major asset to incoming Provost Wheeler’s academic team."

"I look forward to working with and learning from Dr. Stabile. His influence on the Iona community is clearly evident," said incoming Provost Darrell P. Wheeler, Ph.D., MPH, ACSW. "I look forward to partnering with Dr. Stabile as we work to advance the teaching, scholarship and service missions of our institution."

Dr. Stabile has been a professor of biology at Iona College for 22 years. During this time, he has been a valuable member of the Iona College community and played a key role in the college core curriculum and creation of the Graduate Academic Plan. He has shared his vast expertise in population ecology, evolution and environmental biology, and mentored research students who have gone on to earn doctorates in environmental science and pursued professional careers in scientific research, education and medicine. As the College’s health professions adviser, Dr. Stabile counseled and assisted numerous students in their pursuit of work in the medical field. Since 2010, recommended Iona College students have greater than an 80 percent acceptance rate into U.S. medical and dental schools.

Dr. Stabile is best known for his research on sturgeon, using mitochondrial DNA to identify discrete population segments. Wildlife managers use data provided by his research to help protect these endangered fish species. Dr. Stabile’s most recent research focuses on the population genetics of the invasive wetlands plant, Phragmites australis. This research is leading to a better understanding on mechanisms by which this plant has displaced native plants in the Hudson River Estuary.

Founded in 1940, Iona College is a four-year private, coeducational institution of learning in the tradition of the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers and American Catholic higher education. Iona’s 45-acre campus is just 20 miles north of Midtown Manhattan. With a total enrollment of nearly 4,000 students and an alumni base of over 45,000 around the world, Iona is a diverse community of learners and scholars dedicated to academic excellence and the values of justice, peace and service. Iona is highly accredited, offering undergraduate degrees in liberal arts, science, and business administration, as well as Master of Arts, Master of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees and numerous advanced certificate programs. Iona’s School of Business is accredited by AACSB International, a prestigious recognition awarded to just five percent of business schools worldwide. Recent significant College announcements include the appointment of a new dean of the business school, plans for a new, state-of-the-art school of business facility and the establishment of the Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation.