Albany Law School’s Board of Trustees and President and Dean Alicia Ouellette are proud to announce that Rosemary Queenan will be the next Associate Dean of Academic Affairs starting Aug. 1.
“In addition to being a strong teacher and scholar, Rosemary is a talented and experienced administrator with a proven track record of growing our academic programs in innovative and thoughtful ways,” Ouellette said. “She has collaborated with colleagues to create new courses such as Lawyers as Leaders, a capstone course on Education Law, and a professional development course, as well as all the courses that make up our Master’s and LLM programs in Human Resources Law and Leadership. She has chaired numerous committees, handled difficult student situations, and deeply understands the responsibilities of the position and the importance of the educational program to the institution. She will bring energy, skill, and smarts to this critical position.”
Currently the Associate Dean of Student Affairs, a position she has held since 2013, Queenan has also been a key figure in the development of the law school’s Wellness Initiative.
“I am honored to have been selected to follow in the footsteps of Connie Mayer, who has served as an exemplary Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. I am looking forward to working with Dean Ouellette and my colleagues to continue to offer an innovative academic program to our students,” Queenan said.
Mayer, will step down from her deanship on Aug. 1 and return the faculty. With Queenan stepping into the new role, the law school will begin a search for a new Associate Dean of Student Affairs shortly.
Queenan joined Albany Law School in 2007 and has recently taught courses on Federal Civil Procedure, Lawyers as Leaders: The Practice of Leadership, and Appellate Practice, among others.
Prior to joining the law school, she was Assistant General Counsel for the Police Benevolent Association of the City of New York, Inc., where she represented the Union in various court actions and arbitrations, and advised the Board of Trustees on issues involving the Union’s affiliated Health and Welfare Funds. She also served as an Assistant Attorney General in the New York Attorney General’s Office.
Before that she was an associate in two private litigation firms, where she represented clients in commercial, products liability, and general negligence actions.
She began teaching in 1999 as an adjunct faculty member at New York Law School.