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Faculty Promotions

July 08, 2021

Faculty Promotions

Lasell University’s Board of Trustees recently approved promotions and emeritus status for three members of the school’s faculty: 

  • Anh Le Tran, promoted from Associate Professor to Professor of Economics and Management 
  • Alexandrina Tanvuia, promoted from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Hospitality and Event Management 
  • Sharyn Lowenstein, named Associate Professor Emerita, Humanities

All three will begin the fall semester with their new academic titles. The promotions reflect their success in the classroom and as global leaders in their industries. Their commitment to teaching and continued advancement in their fields of study affirms and contributes to Lasell’s Connected Learning philosophy. 

“These promotions are recognition of these educators’ commitment to and excellence in preparing Lasell students for success beyond the University,” said Provost Eric M. Turner. “All three are excellent, dedicated teachers, confirmed by the feedback they have received from students and other faculty members.” 

Turner noted that all three faculty members have led popular Connected Learning activities. Professor Tran established and currently leads Lasell’s Shoulder to Shoulder trip to Vietnam, while Professor Tanvuia leads industry trips to hospitality venues locally and in Las Vegas. Professor Lowenstein created service learning opportunities for students and served as the head of the Center for Community-Based Learning (CCBL) while she was at Lasell. 

“I have been fascinated with the role of student voice and democracy in the classroom,” Lowenstein said. Her most recent published work, focused on her pedagogical approach, can be found in the journal Innovations in Higher Education Teaching and Learning from Emerald Publishing. 

Professor Tran, an expert on the economy of Vietnam, brings “real world issues to the classroom,” says Turner. “His knowledge greatly enriches the experience of students and the value of our business majors.” Of Professor Tanvuia, Turner acknowledged her deep industry ties and professional experience as an edge for hospitality and event management students who want insight into actual challenges and opportunities in that field.