In recognition of her exceptional service to her community, Dean Tresmaine R. Grimes, PhD, has been named a national finalist for the Jefferson Award, an honor referred to as the “Nobel Prize of service.”
Dr. Tresmaine R. Grimes is a native New Yorker, who was born in Brooklyn and raised in Manhattan. She received the Bachelor of Arts from Yale University with a double-major in Afro-American Studies and Psychology, the Master of Arts in Psychology from the New School for Social Research, and the M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University. Her teaching career began at South Carolina State University as a member of the Psychology and Sociology Department there. During her nine-year tenure at S.C. State, Dr. Grimes received promotion to the level of Associate Professor and served as Chair of her department for four years. She arrived at Iona College in 2000 as an adjunct professor of psychology and moved through the ranks again to become a tenured Associate Professor of Psychology. She was promoted to the position of Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs at Iona College in 2007 and served in the position for 8 years. Dr. Grimes served as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty at Bloomfield College in Bloomfield, New Jersey from September 2015 until August 2019. She is currently Dean of the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Education at Pace University.
BA, Yale University
Afro-American Studies & Psychology (Double Major)
PhD, Teachers College, Columbia University
MA, New School for Social Research