For Immediate Release
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July 5, 2011 – Dr. Joseph Evan, a member of the King’s College faculty since 2000, has been appointed associate vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty. He will succeed Rev. Anthony Grasso, C.S.C., who will take a sabbatical before returning to the classroom as a professor in the College’s English Department in January 2012.
Evan of Kingston, Pa., has been a member of the Mathematics Department since 2000 and served as its chair for the past five years. In his new position, Evan will be responsible for the recruitment and hiring of new faculty and will coordinate the tenure process for current faculty members.
“I am grateful to professor Evan for his willingness to accept this critical role in the College’s administration,” said Dr. Nicholas Holodick, vice president for Academic Affairs. “He is highly regarded by his colleagues and brings plenty of relevant experience to the position.”
Evan earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from King’s in 1995, graduating magna cum laude and the recipient of the Rev. James E. Kline award for mathematics. He received doctorate and master’s degrees in mathematics from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton.
At King’s, Evan has taught courses ranging from introductory calculus to abstract algebra. He has served as chair of the Faculty Council and co-chair of the College’s Catholic Identity and Mission Committee. He has served as a member of the College’s Curriculum and Teaching Committee and Search Committee for the President. He was also a member of the strategic planning for study abroad and athletics committees.
The keynote speaker for King’s Honors Convocation in 2009, Evan has published numerous academic articles and presented his research at conferences throughout the country and as visiting mathematician at the University of Tubingen in Germany and the University of Valencia in Spain.
Dr. Joseph Evan
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