Provost Frank Einhellig is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Shawn Wahl to the position of interim dean of the College of Arts and Letters. Dr. Wahl joined Missouri State University as the head of the department of communication in 2012. Prior to joining Missouri State, Dr. Wahl was the department head of communication, mass media and theatre at Angelo State University.
In addition to his service as department head at Missouri State, he has represented the department heads in Academic Leadership Council. He recently completed a term as president of the Central States Communication Association, and he completed a Management Development Program Fellow experience with the Harvard University Graduate School of Education in 2016. Dr. Wahl has maintained an active national research profile; he currently focuses on communication education, college teaching, university leadership and the intercultural dimensions of higher education. Dr. Wahl will assume his role as interim dean on July 1, 2017 when Dr. Gloria Galanes retires.