Date: July 9, 2007
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PNC Appoints S. Rex Morrow Dean of the College of Liberal Arts
WESTVILLE – The Purdue University Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of Dr. S. Rex Morrow as Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University North Central. He was selected for the appointment after a national recruitment search.
“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Morrow to Purdue North Central,” said PNC Chancellor James B. Dworkin. “Dr. Morrow is an experienced educator who has a distinguished professional background and a clear commitment to academic excellence. Dr. Morrow will definitely be an asset to our campus, our University and to our community.”
Morrow will assume his responsibilities on Aug. 1. As dean of the College of Liberal Arts, Morrow will direct the Department of Communication, Department of Education, Department of English and Modern Languages and Department of Social Sciences. He comes to PNC from Bradley University in Peoria Illinois, where he served as chair of the Department of Teacher Education.
At Bradley, he was responsible for program design, implementation and review; faculty supervision and evaluation and budget planning. He was a member of the college’s administrative committee and coordinator of department initiatives such as professional development schools and school-community based projects. He acted as liaison for teacher education with state school districts, state agencies and with state and national professional organizations.
He previously served as chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education, at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois.
Morrow is native of Indianapolis. Morrow has been a teacher for elementary and middle school students, a college professor and university administrator.
He has been part of the Jacob K. Javits National Fellowship Program in the Humanities and Social Sciences; has been a Fulbright-Hayes Scholar to India, the Netherlands, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Malawi and was awarded a Korean Society Fellowship. He was a visiting professor of Education to Kaliningrad State University in Russia and has had overseas study and research experiences in China, France, Haiti, India, Ireland, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Thailand, the British Isles and Zimbabwe. Dr. Morrow has led student and faculty groups to the former Soviet Union and to the People's Republic of China.
He received his Doctor of Education in Social Science Education and a M.A. Ed. in the teaching of American History from Ball State University; a M.A. degree in Early European History from Indiana State University at Terre Haute and a B.A. degree in history with social studies teacher certification from Marian College of Indianapolis.
He has earned numerous professional awards and holds membership in the National Social Science Association, the Association of Teacher Educators, the Illinois Association of Colleges of Teacher Education and the Illinois Association of Teacher Education in Private Colleges.