Board of Trustees

Polly Radosh

Macomb; Appointed March 2019

Trustee Polly Radosh retired from Western Illinois University in 2008 after 24 years on the faculty, where
she was a professor of sociology and founding chair of the Department of Women’s Studies. Dr. Radosh
was the recipient of multiple awards and honors at WIU, including four faculty excellence awards, the
College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award, the College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding
Service Award, the College of Arts and Sciences Excellence in Multicultural Teaching Award, the
Provost’s Award for Excellence in Multicultural Teaching, and she was named the 2007 Distinguished
Faculty Lecturer. While at WIU, Dr. Radosh published 19 scholarly articles, two books (with co-author
Brendan Maguire), and presented 35 scholarly papers. Her research topics included women in the Irish
diaspora, midwifery, and gender and race in crime and corrections.

After retiring from WIU, Dr. Radosh was the Dean of the College at the State University of New York at
Geneseo from 2008-2011. In that position, she supervised the registrar, campus advising, disability
support services, curriculum review and implementation, summer session, scholarships, and course
scheduling.

The Good Hope, IL resident received her Ph.D. and Masters of Arts in Sociology from Southern Illinois
University at Carbondale and her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the State University of New York at
Geneseo. She was Chair of the Board of Trustees from 2019-2021.

Email: MF-Radosh@wiu.edu