Dr. Nancy A. Roseman's Biography
Nancy A. Roseman is steeped in the
liberal arts and sciences tradition-from her undergraduate
education at Smith College to her 21-year career at one of the
premier liberal-arts institutions in the nation. She began her
career at Williams College in 1991 as a professor of biology. Since
2000 she has served in senior administrative positions including
dean of the college for seven years, assistant to the president for
special projects and director of the Williams-Exeter Programme at
Oxford University. In these roles she was closely involved with
management of the college, budget development and management,
policy decisions and implementation of institutional initiatives,
including developing and implementing a strategic plan. Significant
improvements were made to the college's academic requirements and
offerings; interdisciplinary teaching received additional
resources; facilities were improved, including significant
renovations to residence halls; and dramatic enhancements occurred
in student and residential life.
Williams-Exeter Programme at Oxford University
Tutor for Visiting Students and Visiting Fellows
Roseman received a two-year
appointment to direct Williams' study-abroad program, located at
Oxford University. As program director at one of the world's great
international universities, Roseman managed all aspects of the
student experience-from overseeing the academic program and
maintaining relations with the various colleges at Oxford and their
fellows to student-life matters such as housing and risk
Historically, few science students
apply to the Williams-Exeter Programme at Oxford University. During
her tenure Roseman was able to develop more avenues for science
students to study and do research at Oxford.
Assistant to the President
for Special Projects
After serving as dean of the college
an extraordinary seven years, Roseman was asked to serve as
assistant to the president for special projects because of her
in-depth knowledge of the institution and her ability to coordinate
between various constituents.
The development and implementation
of a new policy to enable students on aid to purchase textbooks
using grant monies provided by the financial-aid office. Such a
policy required coordination and cooperation among offices across
the college and the support of financial-aid students and
Dean of the College
Roseman reported to the president as
a member of senior staff and served on a number of governance
committees. She had a comprehensive and far-reaching set of
responsibilities that encompassed all aspects of student life at
Williams and involved working with virtually every internal
department and external constituent group that intersects with
Williams. As dean, she had primary responsibility for academic,
social and residential life, including the Academic Resource
Center; study away; the Multicultural Center and international
students; career counseling; Chaplains' Office; campus safety and
security, disciplinary issues and crisis management; and the health
center and psychological counseling services. She also played a
central role in all aspects of the development and implementation
of the college's strategic plan.
Successfully chaired the Student
Center Building Committee, overseeing all aspects of the project
from conception to completion, including architect selection,
design, budgeting and fundraising, and the opening in 2007;
Directed the development and
implementation of a new residential-life program, along with a new
department of Campus and Residential Life, which achieved a
dramatic improvement in student life through improved institutional
coordination, increased resources and better lines of communication
among students, staff constituencies and faculty participants in
the new system;
Created the Academic Resource
Center, housed in the new student center, which required the
consolidation of functions that had been spread throughout the
After a major curriculum review,
significant curricular changes were suggested. As a member of the
Committee on Educational Policy and as dean, Roseman was involved
in developing and implementing these curricular improvements. As a
part of institution's commitment to interdisciplinary teaching, she
taught Society, Culture, and Disease with economist and then
President Morton Schapiro and a member of the English
As dean, Roseman addressed
gatherings of potential donors and alumni, ranging from individuals
and small focus groups to hundreds of volunteers.
Professor of Biology
Courses taught: Immunology;
Biochemistry; Virology; Seminar on the Molecular Biology of HIV;
Introductory Biology: The Cell; Outbreak: Viruses and Culture; The
Biology of Aging. As a part of a commitment to interdisciplinary
teaching, Roseman taught an interdisciplinary course, Society,
Culture and Disease, with economist and then President Schapiro and
a member of the English department.
Post-doctoral fellow, Oregon State University,
biochemistry and biophysics 1987-1991
Ph.D., microbiology, Oregon State University 1987
Bachelor of Arts, biology, Smith College 1980
Member of external review committee for Trinity College
Member of Lenfest Foundation College Scholarship Selection
Committee (2009 and 2010)
Dean of the College
Advisory Group on Admission and Financial Aid
Campus Planning Coordinating Committee
Committee on Academic Standing
Committee on Educational Policy
Coordinating Committee for Strategic Planning
Coordinating Committee for Diversity Initiatives
Emergency Preparedness Committee
Junior Advisor Advisory Committee
Honor and Discipline Committee
President's Advisory Group
Student Center Building Committee, Chair
Performing Arts Center Building Committee
Self-Study for Accreditation Committee
Williams at Oxford Advisory Committee
Committee on Educational Policy (1992-1994)
- Reviewed and redesigned Freshman Residential Seminar
- Reviewed the curriculum and developed procedures to ensure
faculty input into staffing and hiring.
Faculty Steering Committee
(1995-1997 and 1999-2000)
- Reviewed and instituted changes to tenure
- Reviewed and created new policies concerning faculty salary
structure and merit pay.
- Appointed to two tenure appeal panels.
Lecture Committee, Chair (1998-1999)
Science Division Research and Funding Committee (1992-1994)
Science Executive Committee (1993-1994)
Biochemistry Program Advisory Committee (1991-2012)
Radiation Safety Committee (1991-2012)
Women's Studies Advisory Committee (1997-1998)
Director, St. Paul Travelers Companies, Inc.
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Society of Virology
National Science Foundation,
Research at Undergraduate Institutions grant "Vaccinia Virus
dUTPase: Role in DNA replication, regulation by phosphorylation,
and substrate recognition." Williams College
Biomedical Research Support grant
"Characterization of a retroviral protease-like gene encoded by
vaccinia virus." Oregon State University (1989-1990)
N.L. Tartar Research Fellowship
Oregon State University (1987)
Roseman, N.A. 1994 Biochemical
analysis of the vaccinia deoxyuridine triphosphatase. Tenth
International Conference on Poxviruses and Iridoviruses. Banff,
Roseman, N.A. and M.B. Slabaugh.
1988. Analysis of the expression of the vaccinia virus
ribonucleotide reductase genes using polyclonal antisera. Seventh
International Symposium on Poxvirus/Iridovirus. Heidelberg,
Roseman, N.A. and M.B. Slabaugh.
1988. Cloning and over-expression of the vaccinia virus
ribonucleotide reductase genes in bacteria. Seventh International
Symposium on Poxvirus/Iridovirus. Heidelberg, Germany.
Roseman, N.A. and D.E. Hruby. 1986.
Analysis of a vaccinia virus gene required for DNA replication.
Sixth International Symposium on Poxvirus/Iridovirus. Cold Spring
Roseman, N.A. and D.E. Hruby. 1984.
Biochemical characterization and mapping of a vaccinia virus
temperature-sensitive mutant. Fifth International Symposium on
Poxvirus/Iridovirus. Madison, Wisc.
Roseman, N.A. and D.E. Hruby. 1983.
Electron microscopy of vaccinia virus temperature-sensitive
mutants. American Society of Virology. East Lansing, Mich.
Roseman, N.A., R.K. Evans, E.L.
Mayer, M.A. Rossi, and M.B. Slabaugh. 1996. Purification and
characterization of the vaccinia virus deoxyuridine triphosphatase
expressed in Escherichia coli." Journal of Biological
Slabaugh, M.B., R.E. Davis, N.A.
Roseman, and C.K. Mathews. 1993. "Vaccinia virus ribonucleotide
reductase: Expression and isolation of the recombinant large
subunit." Journal of Biological
Strahler, J.R., X-X. Zhu, N.Hora,
Y.K.Wang, P.C. Andrews, N.A. Roseman, J.V. Neel, L. Turka, and S.M.
Hanash. 1993. "Maturation stage and proliferation-dependent
expression of dUTPase in human T cells." Proceedings of the
National Academy of Science, USA. 90: 4991-4995.
Howell, M.L., N.A. Roseman, M.B.
Slabaugh, and C.K. Mathews. 1993. "Vaccinia virus ribonucleotide
reductase: Correlation between deoxynucleoside triphosphate supply
and demand." Journal of Biological Chemistry. 268:
Howell, M.L., J. Sanders-Loehr, T.
Loehr, N. Roseman, C.K. Mathews, and M.B. Slabaugh. 1992. Cloning
of the vaccinia virus ribonucleotide reductase small subunit gene.
Characterization of the gene product expressed in Escherichia
coli. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 267:
Roseman, N.A. and M.B. Slabaugh.
1990. "The vaccinia virus HindIII F fragment: Nucleotide sequence
of the left 6.2 kb." Virology. 178:410-418.
Slabaugh, M.B., N.A. Roseman and
C.K. Mathews. 1989. "Amplification of the ribonucleotide reductase
small subunit gene: analysis of novel joints and the mechanism of
gene duplication in vaccinia virus." Nucleic Acids
Slabaugh, M.B. and N.A. Roseman.
1989. "Retroviral protease-like gene in the vaccinia virus genome."
Proceedings of the National Academy of Science,
Roseman, N.A. 1989. Review:
IBI/Pustell molecular biology software for MS-DOS.
Biotechnology Software. Vol.6, No.5.
Slabaugh, M., N. Roseman, R. Davis,
and C. Mathews. 1988. "Vaccinia virus-encoded ribonucleotide
reductase: sequence conservation of the gene for the small subunit
and its amplification in hydroxyurea-resistant mutants."
Journal of Virology. 62:519-527.
Roseman, N.A. and D.E. Hruby. 1987.
"Nucleotide sequence and transcript organization of a region of the
vaccinia virus genome which encodes a constitutively expressed gene
required for DNA replication." Journal of
Franke, C.A., N.A. Roseman, and D.E.
Hruby. 1985. "Expression and regulation of the vaccinia virus
thymidine kinase gene in non-permissive cells." Virus
Villarreal, E.C., N.A. Roseman, and
D.E. Hruby. 1984. "Isolation of vaccinia virus mutants capable of
replicating independent of the host cell nucleus." Journal of