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Deborah Winslow Nutter

Deborah W. Nutter

Nutter promoted to senior associate dean at Fletcher

Deborah Winslow Nutter has been promoted from associate dean for research and planning and director of the Global Master of Arts Program (GMAP) to the newly created position of senior associate dean at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

In making the announcement, Fletcher Dean Stephen W. Bosworth noted that Nutter's responsibilities had evolved over the past four and a half years since coming to Fletcher to include directing GMAP, the school's highly successful Internet-mediated graduate program in international affairs, managing Fletcher's Board of Overseers and having responsibility for developing the school's strategic initiatives.

Bosworth said that one of Nutter's most important functions involves her role as the school's "incubator" for new strategic initiatives. "For example, this year she has taken on the management of a strategic marketing review for the school," he said, adding, "this marketing review is one of my most important goals for the year and is an illustration of the type of key projects that she works on. She is also tasked with finding ways to capitalize on the success of the GMAP program, either though executive education programs or through the establishment of GMAP-type programs for governments or corporations."

Nutter received her Ph.D. in political science at Columbia University and has taught political science at Bowdoin and Simmons colleges. At Simmons, she was chairwoman of the department of political science and international relations for 15 years.

Nutter has worked as a research associate at Harvard's Center for International Affairs at the Kennedy's School Program on Science and International Affairs and has been president of the New England Political Science Association and the Northeast International Studies Association. She has also published in the field of Russian and security studies. During the 1996-97 academic year, she served as an American Council of Education fellow in the office of then-Tufts President John DiBiaggio.