College of Social Sciences dean named

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Dr. Francis Harrold

Dr. Francis Harrold was named dean of the St. Cloud State College of Social Sciences effective July 15.

Harrold was most recently dean of the College of Natural and Social Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Kearney, prior to which he was a faculty member from 1980-2000 and chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology from 1995-2000 at the University of Texas-Arlington. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Loyola University of Chicago and his doctorate in anthropology from the University of Chicago.

The College of Social Sciences has programs in community studies, criminal justice, economics, ethnic studies, geography, history, political science, psychology, social work, sociology and anthropology, women’s studies, African studies, East Asian studies, Latin American studies, social science, social studies and gerontology, and operates the Archaeological Computing Laboratory, Center for Economic Education, Spatial Analysis Research Center and Social Science Research Institute.

Dr. Sharon Cogdill, interim dean of the college since 2006, is now interim dean of the College of Fine Arts & Humanities.

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