Dr. Kathy Ogren Named Dean of CAS

Dean Kathy Ogren

University of Redlands appoints Dr. Kathy Ogren as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

REDLANDS, March 6, 2013  Dr. Kathy Ogren has been appointed Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at University of Redlands. The announcement was made by David Fite, Vice President of Academic Affairs. Ogren has served as interim dean of the College since June 2011.

“Throughout her role as interim dean, Dr. Ogren has offered extraordinary leadership and worked closely with the faculty and administration on initiatives central to curriculum development, faculty support, student learning outcomes and university re-accreditation,” said Fite. “She will promote curricular and interdisciplinary excellence and innovation, assessment and improvement of educational effectiveness, excellence in teaching, research and scholarship, and creative activity,” Fite said.

Ogren will provide leadership for the College of Arts and Sciences, including more than 2,500 undergraduate students and 177 full-time faculty.

Ogren has taught at the University of Redlands since 1985, primarily in the Johnston Center for Integrative Studies, Department of History, and Department of Women’s and Gender Studies. She served as director of the Johnston Center from 1999-2007 and as chair of the Academic Assembly in 2010-11. Ogren held the Virginia C. Hunsaker Distinguished Teaching Chair from 2005-2011. Her other accolades at the University include the Outstanding Research Award (1990), Outstanding Teaching Award (1996), and the Armacost Award for Faculty Service from the Alumni Association (2001).

Ogren received her bachelor's degree in American studies and humanities from Scripps College. She holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in history from The Johns Hopkins University. Ogren is a highly regarded teacher and scholar whose publications include The Jazz Revolution: Twenties America and the Meaning of Jazz and Hard Travelin’" and "Still Havin’ a Good Time: Living and Learning in the Johnston Center 1979-2003, co-edited with Bill McDonald.

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