Associate Provost for Faculty Development and Faculty Success
In this role, she is responsible for professional and career development, leadership development, and mentoring initiatives to support faculty; new faculty and new chair orientations; faculty performance evaluation processes and outcomes; faculty awards and award nominations; and fostering recognition of faculty internally, nationally, and internationally for teaching, scholarship and community outreach.
Prior to becoming Associate Provost, Dr. Cano held several leadership roles at Wayne State including Associate Dean of the Graduate School and Associate Chair of the Department of Psychology, as well as in her discipline. She is also an alumna of the American Psychological Association Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology (2008) and the Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Leadership Institute (Bryn Mawr 2017).
Dr. Cano began her career at Wayne State as a Lecturer before rejoining the faculty as an Assistant Professor in 2001. For the past 20 years, Dr. Cano’s research has focused on emotion regulation, empathy, and intimacy processes in couples facing health problems. She has over 70 publications and has served as PI on four grants from the National Institutes of Health. In recognition of her research contributions, she was elected in 2016 as a Fellow of the American Psychological Association in Divisions 38 (Society for Health Psychology) and 43 (Society for Couple and Family Psychology).
As a Latina and a first-generation college student, Dr. Cano earned her master’s and doctoral degrees in psychology from Stony Brook University and her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Princeton University.