Lock Haven University names new dean

LOCK HAVEN – Lock Haven University Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Donna Wilson named Dr. Steven Neun Dean of the College of Business, Information Systems, and Human Services. As founding dean of the new college Neun will be instrumental in creating a collaborative atmosphere for several academic disciplines. Neun begins his new position on July 3.

Neun served most recently as Vice President for Academic Affairs at Antioch University New England in Keene, Ne. H.

Before that, he held several academic administrative positions at Anna Maria College in Worcester, Mass. and Utica College in Utica, N. Y.

Neun also taught economics at Utica College, where he became a full professor and where he won the Distinguished Teaching Award and the Harold Clark Jr. Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Professional Accomplishment.

Neun is an economist with a research focus in health economics. He co-authored a leading textbook on health economics and has written many articles for refereed publications and for the lay press. He has been sought after as an invited author, conference session chair and panelist and has served as a journal editor and reviewer in his field. He received his master’s and doctorate degrees in economics from the University of Connecticut, and earned an undergraduate degree in economics and political science from University of Connecticut.

“We believe Dr. Neun brings the skill, passion and experience to develop a strong college, advance the disciplines and help increase philanthropic activities. The faculty and I look forward to working with him and watching the college reach new heights,” said Wilson.

The new college consists of the following disciplines: accounting, ADAC, applied computer science, business administration, MS clinical mental health counseling, computer and information science, criminal justice, economics, library, management and information science, recreation management, social work, sports administration and MS sports science.

Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and work in Pennsylvania.