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Gannon University College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (CHESS) Announces Search for Dean

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Linda Fleming, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (CHESS), has decided to step away from her current role and pursue a one-year administrative sabbatical as she shifts focus to professional development.

Dr. Fleming became a member of the Gannon University community in August 2000, when she was hired as Assistant Professor. Since 2005, she has held numerous positions, including Associate Professor, Director of the Pre-Psychology Program, Chairperson of the Psychology Department, and Interim Provost and Vice President. In 2012 she accepted the role of Dean. We are very grateful to Dr. Fleming for her longstanding commitment to Gannon, and her exemplary enthusiasm and dedication to our students.

To continue the momentum and growth of our undergraduate, graduate and online humanities, education and social sciences programs, Lori D. Lindley will serve as interim Dean of the College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (CHESS). The University will conduct a search for this position among interested candidates within Gannon as well as nationally and anticipate a start date of July 2020.

Lindley earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Iowa State University in 2001. She joined the faculty at Gannon University in 2005, was promoted to Associate Professor in 2009 and awarded tenure in 2010.  While at Gannon she has served as Psychology Program Director (2008-2019), Chair of the Department of Psychology and Counseling (2011-2015), and Associate Dean of the College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences (2015-2019).  She has taught in the counseling psychology doctoral program, the clinical mental health counseling master’s program, and the undergraduate psychology program.  She serves on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Vocational Behavior and the Journal of Career Assessment and has authored 16 publications in the areas of career development, student engagement, gender, and prejudice. She is the Secretary of the Board of the Crime Victim Center of Erie County and is dedicated to making a contribution to the Erie community.

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