Academic Affairs Administrator Bios

Joyce A. De Leo, Ph.D.
Vice President of Academic Affairs
Dr. Joyce A. De Leo received her B.S. in biology and chemistry from the State University of New York at Albany and her Ph.D. in pharmacology from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She did much of her pre-doctoral research at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Germany under a Fulbright scholarship investigating cerebral ischemia. She received her Ph.D. in 1988 and was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University in the Department of Neuroscience and at Dartmouth Medical School in the Department of Anesthesiology. She was the Irene Heinz Given Professor of Pharmacology and Anesthesiology (2006-2011) and Chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology (2008-2011) at Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, N.H. She received the first annual Graduate Faculty Mentoring Award from Dartmouth in 2004. Dr. De Leo was instrumental in developing and directing the first Neuroscience Center at Dartmouth. She was the co-director of a Translational Neuroscience Postdoctoral Training Program.

Dr. De Leo serves on numerous NIH study sections, international grant review boards and editorial boards and has published over 150 peer-reviewed manuscripts, reviews and chapters. Dr. De Leo is an internationally renowned expert on the neuroimmunology of pain. She led an active federally and industrially funded research program during her 23 years at Dartmouth Medical School.

Dr. De Leo joined Emmanuel College in Boston, MA in August 2011 as the Vice President of Academic Affairs. She continues to teach and is involved in neuroimmunology research as a Professor of Biology at Emmanuel College.