Dr. Helen F. Giles-Gee began her tenure as the 22nd president of University of the Sciences on July 16, 2012. A well-respected and nationally known scholar, educator, and administrator, she brings more than 30 years of experience in higher education to our campus.
Previously, Dr. Giles-Gee was president of Keene State College in New Hampshire. She also served as provost at Rowan University and held other roles in higher education, including dean of the School of Professional Studies at SUNY Cortland, associate vice chancellor for academic affairs and director of articulation at the University System of Maryland, and executive assistant to the president at Towson State University. She has held academic positions including associate professor and chair of biology at Cheyney University and professor at Towson State University, Rowan University, and Keene State College and is now a professor of psychology at University of the Sciences.
Dr. Giles-Gee sits on numerous national, state, and local boards, including the Association of American Colleges and Universities, Society for College and University Planning, and Campus Compact. She has a long list of academic and professional awards, including a commendation from the Governor of New Hampshire for her leadership, and recently received The Mary McLeod Bethune Award from the Philadelphia PA Section of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc.
Dr. Giles-Gee earned a bachelor of arts in psychobiology, a master of science in science education, and a PhD in measurement, evaluation, and techniques of experimental research from University of Pennsylvania. In addition, she holds an MS in zoology from Rutgers University.
A native of Alabama, Dr. Giles-Gee is one of five sisters and is the mother of one daughter, Lauren, who attends college in New Hampshire. Dr. Giles-Gee’s father resides in North Carolina.