Joan Inderhees Named 2016-2017 Provost's Fellow
Kent State University's Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Todd Diacon announced today that Joan Inderhees will join the Office of the Provost in August to serve as the 2016-2017 Provost's Fellow.
The Provost's fellowship provides faculty members who have an interest in academic administration the chance to develop knowledge, skills and experience as an administrator; increase the understanding of the faculty about practices and procedures in academic administration; extend and strengthen the administrative resources of the university; assist in the development and implementation of projects in key areas; and provide ongoing faculty involvement and input into the activities of the Office of the Provost.
"We are pleased to have Joan joining our office," Diacon said. "As both a long-time faculty member and as a current graduate student, she brings a deep and different perspective to our discussions. We especially appreciate Joan's commitment to student success via her work with first-year experiences courses, and we know that we will benefit from her experience and counsel next academic year."
Joan joined Kent State in 2004 full time after being an adjunct instructor for many years. She is a senior lecturer in the School of Visual Communication Design. In addition to teaching introductory-level design courses, she serves as the faculty coordinator of the first-year experience (FYE) course for the College of Communication and Information, and she was selected as the administrative dean's fellow in the College of Communication and Information in summer 2011. Joan earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Arts degrees in graphic design and illustration at Kent State, where she is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in higher education administration and student personnel.
"I am passionate about the benefits of higher education for our students and our communities," Inderhees said. "I look forward to gaining a better understanding of the administrative tasks that help create meaningful learning environments across our campuses through this fellowship."