Trine University has chosen Sarah Franzen as the new dean of the Jannen School of Arts and Sciences. She currently is assistant vice president of accreditation and assistant professor in Trine’s Department of Humanities and Communication.
Franzen will supervise five academic departments- Mathematics and Physics, Criminal Justice, Psychology and Social Services, Music and Humanities and Communication.
"The two previous deans, Craig Laker and Amy Nicholls, have set a very high standard for excellence, both in academic programs and focus on students and teaching," said Franzen. "I look forward to following in their – large – footsteps and hope to serve the Jannen School well."
Franzen holds a Doctor of Literature and Criticism degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, along with bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Indiana University. Franzen will begin her new duties in the Spring 2019 semester.