New Dean Named At Willamette

Carol LongWillamette University has named Professor Carol Long as the new dean of the College of Liberal Arts. Long, who has taught English on the campus since 1972, has served as interim dean since 2002.

"Professor Long brings considerable strengths to this position," said President Lee Pelton. "Faculty workload and the clarification of the role of faculty in the concept and execution of the residential commons are two issues that will require focused attention. Her familiarity with this community will be immensely helpful."

Long received her undergraduate degree at Pomona College and her master's and Ph.D. from Northwestern University. She taught at Northwestern prior to joining the Willamette faculty.

Director of the Oregon Writing Project at Willamette since 1995, Long has written and lectured extensively on creative nonfiction.

In 2001, Willamette University selected her for the United Methodist Award for Exemplary Teaching and Service.