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Paula Dehn '73 Appointed Dean of College and VP at Kentucky Wesleyan

June 19, 2008

Paula Dehn.jpgJune 19, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. — Paula Dehn, a 1973 graduate of DePauw University, will become the new dean of the college and vice president of academic affairs at Kentucky Wesleyan College, effective July 1. Dr. Dehn comes to her new posts from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York, where she was professor of biology and chair of the department. She previously served as an assistant professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

"The search committee was impressed with Dr. Dehn’s accomplishments at Canisius," says Kentucky Wesleyan's incoming president, Cheryl King. "There is tremendous enthusiasm about her arrival among faculty, staff, students and trustees. She will be an important addition to our team as we continue to build and strengthen our academic programs and consider the development of new programs for our students."

An announcement notes, "Dehn’s experience includes extensive research in various areas, including alternative methods in toxicology. Her programmatic accomplishments are many. They include significant faculty and curriculum development, and laboratory and facilities enhancements. She has authored East College 1260mb.jpgnumerous published works. Her teaching interests include environmental and biochemical toxicology, physiological ecology, invertebrate physiology and comparative and animal physiology, marine biology and ecology, oceanography, and law, ethics and life sciences."

"Kentucky Wesleyan has a reputation for providing first-rate education," says Dehn, who majored in zoology at DePauw. "I find the campus atmosphere appealing. It is a close-knit campus community with an emphasis on educating the entire individual. I can’t wait to be a part of it."

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