Darlyne Bailey

Professor and Dean at Bryn Mawr College
Darlyne Bailey

Darlyne Bailey is a professor and dean of the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research—and special assistant to the president for community partnerships—at Bryn Mawr College. Ms. Bailey was the first dean of the University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development, and previously served as the dean of the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. She received her bachelor of arts in psychology and her secondary-education certification at Lafayette College, a master’s degree in psychiatric social work from Columbia University (where she would later serve as vice president for academic affairs and the dean of Columbia University’s Teachers College) and her Ph.D. in organizational behavior at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western. As a college and university administrator, Ms. Bailey has been a trailblazer and the first female, tenured African-American Ph.D to hold each one of her posts.