We are pleased to announce that Dr. Melinda Treadwell, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Keene State College, will be the new vice president of academic affairs (VPAA) at Antioch University New England (AUNE).
“I am thrilled with Melinda’s appointment. She matches perfectly the direction in which we are taking AUNE,” said Dr. Stephen Jones, AUNE president. “Her deep, varied experience and leadership in many areas, including research, management, teaching, and public policy, will be essential in moving our passion-fueled, purpose-driven mission forward. As our new VPAA, she completes AUNE’s leadership team. Please welcome her warmly to our AUNE community!”
“I’m incredibly grateful and excited to join the AUNE community. I feel a resonance with AUNE and the work that it does,” Treadwell said. “We’ll hit the ground sprinting.”
Treadwell joined Keene State College (KSC) as a faculty member in 2000 and is a tenured professor in the Department of Technology, Design, and Safety. She also served as dean of professional graduate studies from 2008-2012.
Focusing on occupational and environmental exposure assessment, she served as a principal investigator on many federal projects and developed research and teaching opportunities for KSC students. She also worked as a toxicologist and senior public health policy advisor for the Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management, representing the eight member states in national and regional forums.
Treadwell has previous experience in management of environment, safety and health programs, and in developing state and national policy for ambient and indoor air quality, diesel exhaust, particulate matter, and public-health decision making.
Treadwell holds a doctorate in pharmacology and toxicology from Dartmouth Medical School and a bachelor’s degree in occupational safety from Keene State College. She begins her new position January 2.