Nolan Atkins Named Interim Dean of Academics
Atmospheric Sciences Professor Tapped for 18-Month Appointment
January 21, 2015
Lyndon State College President Joe Bertolino has announced the appointment of LSC Professor of Atmospheric Sciences Nolan Atkins to the position of Interim Dean of Academic Affairs. Atkins began the position on January 19, 2015; he will serve for 18 months. He takes over from Kellie Bean who stepped down as Provost/Dean of Academic Affairs in December, 2014.
In this position, Atkins will guide all areas of academic affairs, including academic support, curriculum development, academic services and administration, the library/learning commons, the registrar's office, and institutional research, among other areas.
Atkins received a Bachelor's degree in Physics from the University of Minnesota; his doctorate in Atmospheric Sciences was earned at the University of California, Los Angeles. Atkins began teaching at Lyndon in 1997. A prolific writer, he has co-authored numerous research papers published in peer-reviewed publications. His particular interest is research in mesoscale meteorology.
Bertolino said, "Professor Atkins is a longtime member of the LSC community and brings a wealth of knowledge and skills to the position that will serve our students and faculty well. Most importantly, this knowledge and experience will allow him to hit the ground running as we look to further develop our curriculum and enhance our academic service areas. I am grateful to Nolan for his willingness to serve in this very important role."