Lynn Franken has joined Coastal Carolina University as dean of
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