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Scripps College Alumna Franca Barricelli ’85 Named Dean of Arts and Sciences at Fitchburg State University

CLAREMONT, California - April 20, 2017

Franca Barricelli named new dean of Arts and Sciences at Fitchburg State University

Scripps College alumna Franca Barricelli ’85 has been named dean of Arts and Sciences at Fitchburg State University in Massachusetts, effective Sept. 1, as reported in the Sentinel & Enterprise newspaper. She has served as associate dean and history professor in the College of Letters and Science at University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. Barricelli has taught at UW Oshkosh since 1994, and served as history department chair from 2002 to 2007. In addition to teaching European history courses in the department of history, she also taught students abroad in Rome, Florence and at Cambridge University. 

At Fitchburg, Barricelli will be responsible for curriculum, teaching, scholarship and service in the departments of Behavioral Sciences; Communications Media; English Studies; Economics, History and Political Science; and Humanities. Barricelli earned her bachelor’s degree in history at Scripps College in Claremont, Calif., and completed her doctorate and Master of Science in history at the University of Wisconsin Madison.