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Franken begins position as Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts

July 10, 2000

Lynn Franken has joined Coastal Carolina University as dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts and professor of English. She is responsible for all administrative aspects of the college, which comprises nine departments and has 65 full-time faculty members.

Franken comes to Coastal from Butler University in Indianapolis, Ind., where she has served as chair of the Department of English since 1994. She also served as associate dean of Butler's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences from 1992 to 1994. Franken earned a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in English from Texas Tech University and a Ph. D. in English from the University of Texas at Austin.

Departments within the College of Humanities and Fine Arts which report to the dean are: art, English, foreign languages, history, music, philosophy and religion, politics and geography and theater. The Waccamaw Center for Cultural and Historical Studies also reports to the dean.