Duquesne University names new dean
James Swindal, a Duquesne University philosophy professor since 2005, has been named dean of the Duquesne’s McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts.
University President Charles Dougherty announced the appointment this afternoon.
University officials said Swindal has served as acting dean of the McAnulty College since July 2011, while continuing to serve as chairman of the philosophy department. Over the past year, he oversaw the launch of Duquesne’s Center for African Students, a program that is part of Duquesne’s goal to place a new emphasis on Africa and the African diaspora.
“The (McAnulty) college is at the heart of our university in many important ways and I am confident that Jim has the skills and commitment to bring us to a new and higher level of excellence,” said Dougherty. “With Jim’s leadership, we are now in a position to move forward to enhance our teaching, research and service to God by serving our students.”
An expert in ethics, Catholic philosophy and neo-pragmatism, Swindal previously taught at John Carroll University in various positions and was a teaching fellow at Boston College, where he received his doctorate in philosophy.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
- Police officer reported wounded in New Florence; suspect at-large
- Central Catholic wins 5th WPIAL football title
- Zatkoff’s, Malkin’s heroics not enough as Oilers down Penguins in shootout
- WPIAL Class AAA notes: Title games draw 16,500 to Heinz Field
- Steelers find success vs. NFC
- Four downs: Steelers might still be Adams’ best bet
- Funding highway bill atop Rep. Shuster’s agenda
- Thomas Jefferson captures 6th WPIAL title
- Aliquippa wins 16th WPIAL title, ends South Fayette’s 44-game winning streak
- Steelers notebook: Brown downplays possible matchup against Seahawks’ Sherman
- Robert Morris defeats Mississippi Valley State for 1st victory of season