Houge Named Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts
JONESBORO - Longtime Arkansas State University administrator Dr. Gina Hogue becomes the associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Communication to fill the vacancy created by the return to the classroom of Dr. Deborah Chappel-Traylor at the end of July.
"Dr. Traylor's seven years of service as associate dean greatly benefitted the students, faculty, and staff of Arkansas State University," Dr. Carl Cates, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Communication said. "She provided leadership in the construction of the HSS building, managed transitions for deans, and was instrumental in the success of the last academic year."
An associate professor of English, Chappel-Traylor teaches a wide range of American literature courses within the Department of English, Philosophy and World Languages, and also is a member of the faculty of the Heritage Studies Ph.D. Program. Chappel-Traylor served as the associate dean for the former College of Humanities and Social Sciences, then through the transition into the current College of Liberal Arts and Communication.
Hogue departs the university administration as the associate vice chancellor for teaching and learning to return to the college level.
"I greatly appreciate the work Gina has done, particularly in special initiatives to advance our classroom technology and in coordination with groups like our P-20 program," Provost Lynita Cooksey said. "Joining the college will allow her to expand on these projects and others that are important to her areas of interest in instruction and curriculum."
A member of the history faculty, Hogue was a key member of the team that instituted the iPad Initiative leading to the university's First-Year Experience program selection as an Apple Distinguished Program.
"I am pleased Dr. Hogue accepted the invitation to return to the college in the role of associate dean," Cates said. "Her experience in university administration and her expertise with technology will be a great help to the College of Liberal Arts and Communication."
Along with her duties within the college, Hogue will continue to manage the A-State Faculty Center and oversee the Arkansas State University Digital Press in partnership with Dr. Cherisse Jones-Branch.