SJC Appoints New Executive Deans

July 01, 2020 BK LI

BROOKLYN and PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – July 1, 2020 – St. Joseph’s College (SJC) is pleased to announce that Eileen White Jahn, Ph.D., and Phillip Dehne, Ph.D., have been appointed as executive deans effective July 1. Dr. Jahn will serve as the executive dean for SJC Long Island and Dr. Dehne will serve as the executive dean for SJC Brooklyn. Both will serve as members of the President’s Cabinet.

“I am thrilled with the appointments of Dr. Phillip Dehne and Dr. Eileen White Jahn as our Executive Deans,” said SJC President Donald R. Boomgaarden, Ph.D. “Both represent the very best traditions of the College, are long-time faculty members, and will hit the ground running at a time when we are most in need of expertise and creativity in these positions. They arrive with the added benefit of inheriting the momentum and great progress achieved under the previous Interim Executive Deans, Dr. Jahn herself, Dr. Raymond D'Angelo, Dr. Michael Hanophy and Dr. Wendy Turgeon."

Jahn has been on the faculty of SJC since 1998. She earned a Ph.D. in Organizational Policy Studies from the CUNY Graduate Center. Jahn has developed a body of scholarship in organizational family support, work and family studies, and organizational commitment. She has served on almost every elected or appointed faculty committee at the College, and countless ad hoc committees. During her time at SJC, Jahn has launched several new majors and programs, as well as many dual-degree programs.

Prior to his appointment as executive dean, Dehne served as the Associate Chair of SJC Brooklyn’s Department of History, coordinator of the SJC 100 Freshman Seminar program, Chair of the Promotion and Awards Committee and a member of the Curriculum Committee, the Faculty Interest Council and a variety of other committees. A noted historian of World War I, he has taught a variety of courses on British, European and Global History at SJC, and recently authored After the Great War: Economic Warfare and the Promise of Peace in Paris 1919.

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St. Joseph’s College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility and service. Through SJC Brooklyn, SJC Long Island and SJC Online, the College offers degrees in 50 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.