Mullen named associate dean of Arts and Humanities
University of Wisconsin-Parkside Professor of Communication Dr. Megan Mullen has been named associate dean of the College of Arts and Humanities. Mullen has served as interim associate dean since July 1, 2012, and Dean Yohnk, dean of the college, said the university is very fortunate to have someone with her skills, talents, background, and forward-focused perspectives in this permanent position.
"In her role as associate dean, Megan will continue to investigate online and blended course and program options for the college as we strive to meet the changing needs of our 21st century students," Yohnk said. "She has been appointed as co-director of the Flex Option Task Force, with Suresh Chalasani in CBEC [the College of Business, Economics, and Computing] and will also continue to coordinate the college's partnership with UW-Waukesha on the B.A.A.S. degree. Megan will also continue to work with faculty and staff to develop innovative programming and delivery methods to better meet the emerging needs of traditional and non-traditional students."
Mullen will continue teaching in Communication on a half-time basis.
Now in her 15th year with the university, Mullen recently completed six years as chair of the Communication Department and, prior to that, seven years directing the Humanities Program. She has served on various campus committees including Course and Curriculum, the Committee on Advising, and the Lecture & Fine Arts Committee. And she played an active role in introducing online and blended courses to our campus, both as an instructor and as co-director, with Jim Robinson, of an online teaching and learning task force and a summer workshop for online instructors. Yohnk said he is pleased Mullen will to continue as co-director of this important summer on-line workshop for faculty and instructional staff.Mullen holds a Ph.D. in Radio-Television-Film from University of Texas at Austin and taught at the University of New Hampshire before coming to UW-Parkside. Her primary area of research is the history of cable television in the U.S., about which she published two books and several articles and book chapters. More recently, she has also been actively involved in researching Web 2.0 and online education.