June 9, 2022

Shawnee State University’s Office of the Provost has announced the appointment of Dr. Kimberly Inman as the Interim Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences effective June 1, 2022. Dr. Inman, who has been with the university for nearly ten years, was previously the Chair of the Department of Natural Sciences.

Kimberly Inman

Dr. Inman received her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from Marshall University in 1998 and then completed her Ph.D. in Cellular & Molecular Biology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2006. For seven years, she served as a Postdoctoral Scientist at Stowers Institute of Medical Research and continues much of her developmental biology research with her students at SSU, exploring the effects on chicken embryos of diabetes-induced birth defects, OTC medications on embryonic development, and use of CRISPR-Cas9 techniques to alter gene expression during embryo development.

Starting at SSU in 2013 in the Department of Natural Sciences, Dr. Inman was named the Chair of the department beginning in 2018 and is currently an Associate Professor of Biology. At SSU, she has been involved in several outreach initiatives with K-12 students for science activities and visits to the SSU Anatomy Lab. She has also served on the university’s Educational Policies & Curriculum Committee, served as the faculty co-chair on the Higher Learning Committee’s Criterion 3 focus group, and serves as a member of the Ohio Department of Higher Education’s Transfer Assurance Guide Anatomy & Physiology Faculty Panel.

“Our society requires adaptability, creativity, curiosity, and critical thinking to solve complex, everchanging problems in the workplace and in our broader lives. Our outstanding College of Arts and Sciences faculty provide students diverse educational experiences that develop these in-demand skills,” said Dr. Inman.  “We want our graduates to meet their futures head-on empowered to become leaders in a wide range of careers.  I am excited for the opportunity to further this mission.”

The College of Arts & Sciences at SSU is made up of five academic departments – English & Humanities, Fine, Digital & Performing Arts, Mathematical Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences – offering associate, baccalaureate, and graduate level degrees.

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