Douglas Epperson, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, (515) 294-7740
Michael Whiteford, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, (515) 294-3220
Dave Gieseke, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Public Relations,
Kevin Brown, News Service, (515) 294-8986
EPPERSON NAMED INTERIM ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR IOWA STATE'S COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES
AMES, Iowa -- Douglas Epperson, professor of psychology, has been named interim associate dean of administration for Iowa State University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. His new duties begin Sept. 1
Epperson replaces Michael Whiteford, professor of anthropology, who has been named interim dean for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences following the resignation of Peter Rabideau, who became the provost and vice president for academic affairs at Mississippi State University.
A faculty member at Iowa State since 1979, Epperson was the interim chair for the department of psychology from 1996-99. He has served as that department's associate chair on two different occasions, including 1999 to present.
Epperson also is the current interim director of the Office of Precollegiate Programs for Talented and Gifted at Iowa State and the director of the counseling psychology program. That program recently was ranked third in the world in research productivity.
Epperson's research interests include the prediction of sexual recidivism and how to effectively deal with perpetrators of sexual abuse and predict their future behavior. He also looks at the attraction to, and retention of young women in the science and engineering disciplines.
A graduate of the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Epperson earned his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Ohio State University, Columbus.
In his new role as associate dean for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Epperson will deal with general administration, planning, budget, space and facilities.
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