York College names current faculty as interim deans for three new schools
York College has named current faculty members as interim deans for three new schools, which will be introduced July 1 as the College restructures its academic organization from departments to five schools.
Dr. Stacey N. Dammann will be the interim dean of the School of Behavioral Sciences and Education. Prior to joining York College, Dammann served as a faculty member and director at Johns Hopkins University, where she was successful in developing new programs and acquiring grants and contracts. Dammann came to York College in 2004 and launched the graduate program in reading. She served as the director of the Master of Education programs from 2008-2011. She has been chair of the Department of Education since 2011, during which time she proposed and relaunched the Masters of Education Programs, successfully led the development of new programs, and the accreditation process for the Department of Education. Dammann has served as a consultant and program evaluator for a number of outside programs and has numerous professional presentations. Her academic and research focus areas in the field of education include reading instruction and intervention, assessment, and teacher preparation. Dammann earned an Ed.D. from Johns Hopkins University, an M.S. in special education, and a B.A. in natural sciences from Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Timothy J. Garrison will be the interim dean of the School of Engineering, Sciences and Technology. Before joining York College, he gained industrial experience at AT&T Bell Laboratories and was a faculty member at Louisiana State University. In 1997, Garrison came to York College to help implement the College's expansion into engineering. He served as the coordinator of the mechanical engineering program for 12 years, during which time the program experienced significant growth. He was also the inaugural chair of the Engineering and Computer Science Department and was responsible for proposing and initiating the civil engineering major. He has consulted for a number of companies in the York region and has numerous publications and professional presentations. Recently, his focus has been on the areas of engineering and physics education research. In 2014, he received a best paper award at the annual American Society for Engineering Education conference. He earned a Ph.D. from Penn State University, an M.S. from Stanford University, and a B.S. from Penn State University, all in mechanical engineering.
Dr. John G. Hughes will be the interim dean of the School of Arts, Communication and Global Studies. He is the current chair of the Department of Hospitality, Recreation and Sport Management at the College. Prior to this post, he served as associate director of the School of Hospitality Management at Farleigh Dickinson University, where he established and provided leadership for the Florham College and Wyndham Worldwide campuses. His corporate background includes serving as vice president of operations and asset management for Carnival Hotels and Resorts of Miami, where he provided leadership to 40 luxury hotels and resorts throughout the Americas. Hughes was also the co-founder of an energy services company that provided energy consulting and contracting services to large commercial, educational, and institutional clients. He has served on numerous college and industry advisory boards, and his academic service and research are focused on utilizing accreditation and program assessment as a framework for continuous improvement and innovation. He earned an Ed.D. in adult and organizational learning from Teachers College, Columbia University, an M.S. in hospitality administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a B.S. in hospitality management from Florida International University.