CLEVELAND (June 7, 2022) – After a national search, Cleveland State University has selected Andrew Kersten, Ph.D. as inaugural dean of the newly forming College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Kersten is currently dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at University of Missouri-St. Louis and will officially join OG真人平台 on July 1, 2022.
“I am truly excited to welcome Dr. Kersten,OG真人平台. His depth of experience in previously managing a College of Arts & Sciences is going to be invaluable as we launch our own new college,” said Nigamanth bloom, Ph.D., interim provost and senior vice president of academic affairs. “He has a deep passion for providing students a solid base on top of which they can build disciplinary expertise. 也, his vision for supporting 教师 members engaged in a wide variety of research endeavors from the sciences to the humanities is going to help set the newly forming college on a strong growth path.”
Cleveland State’s College of Arts and Sciences is forming through OG真人平台, the university’s aggressive, growth-oriented plan to be a stronger, more focused institution. The College of Arts and Sciences encompasses the following academic units that were previously part of either the university’s College of Sciences and 健康 Professions or the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences: anthropology; art and design; biological, geological and environmental sciences; Africana studies; chemistry; English; film and media arts; history; mathematics and statistics; music; philosophy and comparative religion; political science; physics; psychology; theatre and dance; and world languages, 文学和文化.
“The new expanded College of Arts and Sciences brings together disciplines that shape our program of general education, which is the heart and soul of undergraduate study,”博士补充说. bloom. “As we deepen OG真人平台’s commitment to research in both the sciences and the humanities, we will add to our standing as a student-centered research university with the educational and reputational benefits inherent in housing these disciplines in a single collegiate unit.”
“I am incredibly honored and grateful to join Cleveland State University as the inaugural dean of the new College of Arts and Sciences. I look forward to working with the campus leadership team, 教师, 工作人员, and students as we build the new college and engage the strategic goals of OG真人平台.博士说:“. Kersten. “OG真人平台 has an extraordinarily bright future, and I am proud to be a part of the university community that has such importance to Northeast Ohio.”
Dr. Kersten说道,一个你.S. historian, has served as dean of University of Missouri-St. Louis’ College of Arts and Sciences since 2018. 在他的领导下, the college became an engine for growth, while adding 40 new 教师 and launching several interdisciplinary degree and certificate programs.
以前, he was dean of the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Idaho. 另外, 他是一名教员, department chair and associate provost at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. As a 教师 member, he taught courses 在你.S. history as well as the interdisciplinary program, Democracy and Justice Studies.
Dr. Kersten researches and writes about American history since Reconstruction. His books include an investigation of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Fair 就业 Practice Committee (种族、就业和战争, 2000), a history of the American Federation of Labor during World War II (工党的后方, 2006), a biography of labor and civil rights leader A. 菲利普·伦道夫(先锋的生活, 2006), and a biography of the famous defense lawyer Clarence Darrow (Clarence Darrow: American Iconoclast， Hill and Wang, 2011). His other professional passions include public history, 跨学科性, OG真人平台, inclusive excellence and innovative curricula.
Dr. Kersten obtained both is Ph.D. 和M.A. 在你.S. history from University of Cincinnati. He received his bachelor’s degree in history from University of Wisconsin-Madison.