Search for Dean - Honors College

February 20, 2017

Three candidates for Dean of the Honors College will be on campus during the week of March 6. Each candidate will hold a public presentation on the following topic:

Components of top notch honors programs and how the candidate has worked to achieve those successes thus far

The university community is invited and encouraged to attend the following public presentations. Feedback evalutation surveys will be available prior to the campus visits. 

Raphael C. Njoku, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Global Studies
Idaho State University

Public Presentation
Tues., March 7, 2017
1:30-2:15 p.m.
Room 317 - Kent Student Center

Curriculum Vitae

Candidate Evaluation Survey

Alison J. Smith, Ph.D.
Acting Chair
Department of Geology
Kent State University

Public Presentation
Wed., March 8, 2017
1:30-2:15 p.m.
Room 315 - Kent Student Center

Curriculum Vitae

Candidate Evaluation Survey

Cheryl B. Torsney, Ph.D.
Professor of English
The University of Texas at El Paso

Public Presentation
Fri., March 10, 2017
1:30-2:15 p.m.
Room 317 - Kent Student Center

Curriculum Vitae

Candidate Evaluation Survey



December 15, 2016

Kent State University seeks a collaborative and visionary academic leader to serve as Dean of the Honors College. The Honors College offers Kent State's most academically talented students an opportunity for a small, liberal arts experience augmented by numerous resources available at our large public research institution. Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, the Dean of the Honors College provides overall leadership and direction and serves as the principal administrator of the Honors College. He or she will provide strategic leadership to advance the mission, operations, and programs of the college, building on the strong legacy of the past, while charting a course for an exciting and transformative journey over the next decade.  Additional information on Kent State University, the City of Kent, and the college's unique programs and opportunities, its mission, key priorities for the dean, are identified on the Honors College Dean Position Profile

The preferred candidate will hold a terminal degree in a relevant field from an accredited institution; eight years of experience as a faculty member or administrator; and academic record sufficient to qualify for faculty appointment as full professor in his or her appropriate academic discipline. 

The search committee will accept applications through January 20, 2017.  Interested candidates will apply through the Kent State University Applicant Portal. An application should include a letter describing relevant experience and interest in the position; curriculum vitae/resume; and names, titles and contact information of five references. 

Kent State University is committed to the creation and nurturing of a diverse community of individuals through inclusive excellence.  Diversity involves recognizing the value of differences and the inclusion of all members of the community including those that experience discrimination or under representation.  This is a core value of the organization as we strive for a culturally diverse student body, faculty and staff that reflect the multicultural nature of Ohio, the nation, and our world.

Position Profile

Job Description

Honors College Website

Search Committee

Eboni Pringle, Chair
Dean, University College

Deborah Barnbaum
Chair, Philosophy

Suzy D'Enbeau
Assistant Professor, Communication Studies

Jean Engohang-Ndong
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences

Anatoly Khitrin
Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Charles Malone
Academic Advisor II, Honors College

Christina McVay
Senior Lecture, English and Pan African Studies

Kathleen Moorman
Honors College Senator, Undergraduate Student Senate
Junior, Political Science Major

Daniel-Raymond Nadon
Professor, Theatre

Mark Rhodes
Vice Executive Chair, Graduate Student Senate
Graduate Student, Geography

Natalia Roman
Senior, Communication Studies Major

Steve Rugare
Associate Professor, Architecture and Environmental Design

Paul Sampson
Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Karen Keenan
Project Director, Academic Affairs