Following a national search, the university has selected Dr. Karl R. Kunkel as the new dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Kunkel’s appointment began in June.
“Dr. Kunkel rose to the top of an incredibly talented group of finalists,” said Olson. “He brings a wealth of experience to the university, both as an educator and an administrator. I’m happy that he has accepted the opportunity and challenge of leading the College of Arts and Sciences.”
“I’m very pleased and honored to be the next dean of the College of Arts and Sciences,” said Kunkel. “PSU has a long history of providing an excellent education for its students and I’m excited to be a part of continuing that trend into the future.”
Kunkel came to PSU from Missouri State University in Springfield, where he was head of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology. He received his bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Missouri-Columbia.