McShane follows Constantine Theodosiou, Ph.D., who announced his plan to return to the faculty after the 2019-20 academic year.
“The School of Science is a diverse school that plays an important role in the education of students across campus,” McShane said. “I look forward to the challenge of leading this school, especially in the current academic climate.”
Prior to joining Manhattan College in 2014 as chair of the Mathematics department, McShane worked at Northern Arizona University, where she had various administrative positions including chair of the department of Mathematics and Statistics, director of the Center for Science Teaching and Learning, and director of the NAUTeach program. She was a tenured full professor of mathematics.
McShane worked closely with the Arizona Department of Education on the K-12 Mathematics Standards and was a lead instructor for the Intel Mathematics program. She received the Distinguished University Teaching award from the Mathematical Association of America for her dedicated and innovative teaching at the university level. She is an active member of various professional organizations including the American Mathematical Society, Association for Women in Mathematics, and the Mathematical Association of America.
McShane received her Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Arizona and holds an M.A.T. in Mathematics and B.S. in Mathematics from Northern Arizona University.