Interim Dean of Sciences and Social Sciences Named
KEENE, N.H. 5/17/05 - Ockle Johnson, professor of mathematics at Keene State College has been named interim dean for sciences and social sciences. His appointment begins June 1. Johnson replaces dean Gordon Leversee, who is about to serve as interim vice president for academic affairs.
Johnson came to KSC in 1992 from St. Olaf College. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Siena College, a master’s in mathematics from the University of Georgia, a master’s of theology from Washington Theological Union, and his Ph.D. at Brown University. In 2002 he was named Keene State’s distinguished teacher of the year.
“Dr. Johnson will do a great job as interim dean,” says Leversee. “He will bring his experience over the years as a department chair, College senate chair, and service on many key College committees, including general education.”
“It’s an opportunity for me to do something different,” says Johnson. “It will be an interesting year with the curriculum issues we’re working through. I’m looking forward to helping with the four-credit and general education processes, and supporting what we see as important decisions for the sciences and social sciences.”
Among his highest priorities, he says, are getting up to speed with all the departments within the School and becoming involved with College-wide discussions of academic issues.
For more information, contact Ockle Johnson at 603-358-2585.