Dalton State Names Two to Administrative Positions

01/21/2011

Two professors at Dalton State College have been named to key administrative positions, according to Dr. Sandra Stone, Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Associate Professor of Biology, Dr. Andy Meyer, has been selected to serve the College as Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs. Dr. Meyer has most recently served as Chair of the Science Department in the School of Science and Mathematics, and succeeds the late Dr. Patricia White in his new post.

Dr. Meyer, a Nebraska native, received his undergraduate degree from Concordia University in Seward, NE and his doctorate from the University of Iowa in Iowa City. He joined the faculty of Dalton State College in 1998, and has taught courses in General Biology, Human Biology, and Anatomy and Physiology.

He was a Governor’s Teaching Fellow in 2001-2002, and has also worked with the Online Planning Committee at Dalton State to develop a richer program of online education. In his new position, Dr. Meyer will provide oversight and assistance to Dalton State’s Gilmer County campus and Dalton State East on the Whitfield County Career Academy campus, as well to the College’s Center for Teaching and Learning, the Center for International Education, and Office of Instructional Technology. He will also serve as Project Manager for the College’s grant-funded Adult Learning Consortium, and will work directly with students bringing concerns to the VPAA office. 

Dr. Barbara Murray has been named Interim Dean of the School of Education, providing oversight to the School’s programs and faculty work. Over the next several months, Dr. Murray will work closely with the School of Education to develop and establish governance policies.

Dr. Murray has previously served the College as Professor of English and as the Chair of the Department of Humanities within the School of Liberal Arts. She established and directed the Dalton State Honors Program, overseeing all aspects of researching, creating, building, and operating a two year Honors Program.

Like Dr. Meyer, she arrived on campus in 1998 and has taught English courses in Composition, Communication Skills, Developmental Studies, Honors English Composition, Critical Thinking, Literature, Technical Writing, and Literary Interpretation. Her area of specialization is American Literature.

Dr. Murray earned her bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees from The University of Tennessee in Knoxville; she also attended Southern Vermont College in Bennington and Keene State College in Keene, NH.

“We are so pleased to have Andy Meyer and Barbara Murray in these important administrative roles,” said Dr. Stone. “We believe their knowledge, skills, and experience will be major assets that will allow us to expand our level of service to the College and the constituencies that we serve.”