Liberal arts college names associate dean for undergraduate education

Chris Long, associate professor of philosophy, is the new associate dean for undergraduate education in the College of the Liberal Arts. He succeeds Jack Selzer, who is the inaugural director of the Paterno Liberal Arts Fellows Program, an honors and leadership program in the college now in its second year.

Long joined the faculty in the Department of Philosophy in 2004 and has served as director of graduate studies since 2005. His research and teaching expertise includes ancient philosophy, Continental philosophy and critical theory. He is especially interested in the use of social media technologies in education and communication with liberal arts undergraduate and graduate students and the college's alumni.

Selzer has played a lead role in developing and implementing the Paterno Fellows program, which has grown significantly to over 300 students. Also a professor of English, Selzer resumes his faculty duties in the English department. A specialist in rhetoric and technical communication, he joined the English faculty in 1978 and served as director of composition and as director of graduate studies prior to becoming associate dean of resident instruction in 2005, overseeing undergraduate and graduate education.
 

 

Last Updated January 15, 2010