Kennesaw State names College of Humanities and Social Sciences assistant dean
Dawn Latta Kirby is author, writing specialist and Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project director…
(Sep 25, 2009) — Dawn Latta Kirby is author, writing specialist and Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project director
KENNESAW, Ga. (Sept. 25, 2008) — Following an extensive nationwide search, Kennesaw State University has appointed
Dawn Latta Kirby, professor of English and director of the Kennesaw Mountain Writing
Project, assistant dean for the College of Humanities and Social Science. She replaces
Hugh Hunt Jr., who retired this month.
“Dr. Kirby was the overall strongest candidate, with an outstanding record of scholarship,
teaching and program leadership,” said Richard Vengroff, dean of KSU’s College of
Humanities and Social Sciences. “She brings considerable experience to this important
Kirby, who joined Kennesaw State in 2005 as professor of English and English education,
is the co-author of “Inside Out: Strategies for Teaching Writing” and “New Directions
in Teaching Writing: Memoir.” She will continue in her role as director of the nationally
affiliated writing project, a position she has held since 2007. In addition, Kirby
has served as program coordinator for the English concentration in the education doctoral
program implemented at KSU in 2006.
As assistant dean, Kirby, who holds a bachelor’s and doctorate in education from the
University of Georgia and a master’s in education from Georgia State University, will
help lead the largest of KSU’s seven colleges, with more than 7,000 students.
Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering more
than 70 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including new doctorates in education
and business. A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State
is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more
than 22,500 from 142 countries.
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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 126 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.