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Anne Barrett Swanson, American dean. Will Keith Kellogg Foundation fellow, 1990-1993; grantee Bush Foundation, 1991, National Science Foundation, 1985, 87, Doctor Scholl Foundation, 1980; recipient Gallantry award Easter Seals Society, 1984.


Swanson, Anne Barrett was born on December 23, 1948 in Joliet, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Wendell Burdett and Mary Marcella (Redmond) Barrett.


Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Northern Illinois University, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry, University Wisconsin, Madison, 1975.


Research associate University Wisconsin, 1975-1979. Professor chemistry, chair Edgewood College, Madison, 1979-1988. Associate program director National Science Foundation, Washington, 1985-1986.

Associate academy dean College St. Catherine, St. Paul, 1988-1992. Dean School Natural Sciences Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California, since 1992. Grant proposal reviewer National Science Foundation, since 1979, advisory committee science education, 1986-1989, committee on equal opportunities, 1983-1985, task force on disabled scientists, 1990.

Consultant American Chemical Society, Washington, since 1980.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Board directors Metropolitan Center for Indiana Living, St. Paul, 1988-1992, Goodwill Industries of Redwood Empire, Santa Rosa, California, since 1997. Member American Chemical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, International Wheelchair Aviators, New York Academy of Sciences, Science for Handicapped Association (president 1981-1982), American Association for Higher Education, Graduate Women in Science, Sigma Xi.


  • Other Interests

    International and domestic travel, music, piano, flying.


Married David Keith Swanson, August 30, 1969.

Wendell Burdett Barrett

Mary Marcella (Redmond) Barrett

David Keith Swanson