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Anne Herzog Appointed Dean, Springfield College School of Arts, Sciences and Professional Studies

September 16, 2011

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Sept. 16, 2011 -- Anne F. Herzog, Ph.D., has been named dean of the School of Arts, Sciences and Professional Studies, effective Aug. 1, 2011. Herzog comes from West Chester (Pa.) University, where she was chair of the English department.

Herzog succeeds Mary Healey, Ph.D., who was dean of the school for 14 years and became director of the Springfield College pre-medical studies program on Sept. 1, 2011.

Announcing Herzog’s appointment, Jean A. Wyld, Ph.D., Springfield College vice president for academic affairs, said, “We are delighted to be able to appoint a new dean of the School of Arts, Sciences, and Professional Studies of the academic caliber of Anne Herzog. Her scholarly accomplishments are impressive, and she has a distinguished record of leadership as professor and chair of the English department of West Chester University. We believe that Dean Herzog has the credentials, experience, and personal qualities needed to provide leadership for one of the largest schools at Springfield College.”

Herzog rose to the position of professor and chair of the English department at West Chester University in 2006, after having earned tenure in 1998 and promotion to the rank of professor in 2006. She joined the university in 1993.

While there, she also served as co-chair for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education self-study process, the elected chair of the Council of Chairs, director of the Writing Center, and assistant director of the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities. She has written for numerous scholarly publications, presented at national and international professional conferences, won university and non-university honors, and earned several grants.

Herzog earned her bachelor's degree in psychology at the College of the Holy Cross, summa cum laude, and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. She completed her master's degree in English with a concentration in writing pedagogy at Georgetown University, and her doctoral degree in English at Rutgers University. She has continued her scholarly work, recently co-editing, “The Collected Poetry of Muriel Rukeyser,” a scholarly edition with introduction and notes.

The Springfield College School of Arts, Sciences, and Professional Studies is comprised of the departments of biology/chemistry; business administration; education; humanities; mathematics, physics and computer science; psychology; social sciences; and visual and performing arts. The school offers 22 majors, 22 minors, 17 graduate programs, and two certificate programs.

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