Franken begins position as Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts
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.