Dymph van den Boom appointed interim Dean ESHCC

Dymph van den Boom

The Executive Board of Erasmus University Rotterdam has appointed Prof. Dr. D.C. (Dymph) van den Boom as interim Dean of the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC) effective from 1 March 2018. She is the successor of Prof.Dr. Dick Douwes, whose term of appointment as Dean will end on that date after 12 years. 

The ESHCC is convinced that with Dymph van den Boom, they have found an excellent successor to Dick Douwes, who will continue to be associated with the school as professor of Global History. In the coming period, the ESHCC shall continue to work under direction of Dymph van den Boom on the expansion of its excellent reputation and position, both nationally and abroad, in the field of education and research.

Over Dymph van den Boom

Prof. Dymph van den Boom (1951) was Rector Magnificus of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and a member of the Executive Board of the UvA-HvA from 1 October 2007 to 31 May 2016. She served as Dean of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences at the UvA in the period 2001-2007.

Van den Boom began her scholarly career as a Developmental Psychologist at Leiden University, where she received her Doctorate (Psychology) in 1988. In 1996, she was appointed Professor of Educational Theory at the UvA’s faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. Between 1997 and 2001, she served successively as Head of the Department of Child Development and Education and Vice-Dean of the same faculty.

She will continue in her position as professor of Educational Theory at the UvA whilst being interim Dean of the ESHCC.