Psychology Professor Karen M. O'Brien will become the next Faculty Ombuds for flagship public university in College Park, Maryland. She follows Ellin K. Scholnick, who held the half-time position for over a decade.
O'Brien has been a member of the faculty at Maryland for more than 25 years and has held a variety of administrative position, including, associate chair for undergraduate studies and co-director for the counseling psychology doctoral program. University President Darryll Pines said, "Dr. O'Brien's expertise as a licensed psychologist and her educational background in counseling psychology will be invaluable to this role. I am confident that she will serve as a trusted advisor and mediator to our faculty and administrators." (UMD Today.)
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