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Morgan: Interim CAS Assoc. Dean

July 15, 2010

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MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – Western Illinois University Psychology Professor Russ Morgan has been named College of Arts and Sciences interim associate dean for curriculum and student affairs, effective July 15, according to CAS Dean Susan Martinelli-Fernandez.

Morgan joined Western's psychology department in 1997 as an assistant professor. During his tenure he has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate level psychology classes and has served as the coordinator of WIU's experimental psychology graduate program. He is a member of the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society, Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA), Neurobehavioral Teratology Society (NBTS) and Society for Neuroscience (SfN).

"Dr. Morgan brings a variety of experience to this position that will serve this college well," Martinelli-Fernandez said. "I am pleased to have Russ join the dean's office administrative team."

Morgan received his doctorate and his master's degrees from Kent State University, and his bachelor's degree from Miami University of Ohio.

The associate dean for curriculum and student affairs administers all aspects of graduate and undergraduate student studies and secondary teacher education issues within the college; manages the CAS undergraduate and graduate curriculum; serves as the primary liaison with faculty governance bodies within the college; coordinates CAS academic advising; and manages assessment of student learning.

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