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Mossman Named Interim Associate Provost, Director of School of Graduate Studies

August 2, 2018

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MACOMB, IL – Mark Mossman, chair of the Western Illinois University Department of English, has been named interim associate provost and director of the WIU School of Graduate Studies, beginning Aug. 1.

He takes over for Nancy Parsons, who retired earlier this summer.

Mossman came to WIU as an assistant professor of English in 2001 and was promoted to associate professor in 2005 and professor in 2010. Prior to being named department chair, Mossman was director of graduate studies in English, and chair of the English and journalism department, before journalism was joined with broadcasting in 2014.

In addition to his chair responsibilities, Mossman has co-lead WIU's Dual Enrollment Program, served as primary lead in WIU's College of Arts and Sciences Educational Summits, as a member of WIU's President's Executive Institute and developed a living and learning community for the liberal arts at Western.

"Mark's administrative experience and his involvement with WIU's dual enrollment initiatives with area high schools will help him hit the ground running in this position," said Interim Provost and Academic Vice President Kathy Neumann.

Prior to coming to WIU, Mossman was an assistant professor of English at Bethany College in West Virginia.

Mossman received his bachelor's and master's degrees in English from Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville and his doctoral degree in English from St. Louis University.

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