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APSU appoints 2 veteran educators to dean posts

Two veteran educators have been appointed to lead two new colleges at Austin Peay State University, effective July 1, 2009.

Dr. David Denton will become dean of the new College of Behavioral and Health Sciences. He most recently served as interim provost and vice president of academic and student affairs at APSU.

Dr. Carlette Hardin has been named interim dean of the College of Education. She currently is the interim director of the APSU School of Education.
Two veteran educators have been appointed to lead two new colleges at Austin Peay State University, effective July 1, 2009.

Dr. David Denton will become dean of the new College of Behavioral and Health Sciences. He most recently served as interim provost and vice president of academic and student affairs at APSU.

Dr. Carlette Hardin has been named interim dean of the College of Education. She currently is the interim director of the APSU School of Education.

Recently, APSU announced it will have established three new colleges by Fall 2009, the result of a reorganization plan designed to enhance academic leadership and improve the layers of administration inherent in the postsecondary setting.

In addition to the colleges of education and behavioral and health sciences, the APSU School of Business will become the College of Business. A national search will be conducted for dean of that college.

Before his appointment as interim provost, Denton had been dean of the College of Professional Programs and Social Sciences, APSU's largest college. Denton has served as interim dean of the College of Professional Programs and Social Sciences since 2003. He served concurrently as interim director of the School of Business during 2005-06. Between 2002 and 2005, he was chair of the psychology department.

Denton earned the Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in 1996. He received the Master of Science in industrial and organizational psychology from the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, where he also earned a Bachelor of Arts in history, graduating magna cum laude in 1982. He has had numerous scholarly articles published and has made many professional presentations.

Hardin earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from APSU and an Ed.D. from Vanderbilt University. Her textbook, “Effective Classroom Management: Strategies and Models for Today's Classroom” (Merrill/Prentice Hall, 2004), has been praised as “one of the best textbooks available on classroom discipline.”

As the author of “100 Things Every Adult College Student Ought to Know,” she has eased the transition to college life for countless nontraditional students. In addition, she has led numerous training workshops and institutes for education professionals.

Hardin also has an extensive record of leadership and participation on the national, state and local level. She is past president and member of the Emeritus Council for the National Association for Developmental Education, past president of the Tennessee Association for Developmental Education and a member of the National Middle School Association, Phi Delta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, National Association of Teacher Educators, National Field Directors Forum, National Education Association and Tennessee Education Association.

Her past honors at Austin Peay include the Richard M. Hawkins Award for noteworthy contributions to scholarship or creative activity, Phi Delta Kappa Outstanding Educator Award, the National Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award and the Outstanding Faculty Community Service Award.

For more information about the dean appointments or college reorganization, contact the APSU Office of Academic Affairs, (931) 221-7676. -- Melony Shemberger