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Hassan Rahmanian Returns to Antioch as a Dean

Hassan RahmanianYELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio – March 21, 2011 – Antioch College President Mark Roosevelt announced the appointment of former Antioch professor and experienced administrator Hassan Rahmanian, Ph.D., as the College’s dean for curriculum, assessment, planning & interdisciplinary learning. Rahmanian will also teach political economy and public policy.

“As one of the College’s new academic leaders, Dr. Rahmanian will use his 25-year record of scholarship and leadership to help design curricular programs that deliver on our promise to prepare a new generation of Antiochians to make a positive contribution in our fast-changing world,” Roosevelt said.

“This appointment truly moves the College forward on its challenging and exciting path,” said Joe Foley, incoming president of the Alumni Association Board of Directors. “Hassan brings a depth of experience from his previous leadership at the College and at Nonstop that provides a solid foundation for continuing Antioch’s heritage of offering rigorous academic programs that encourage students to build lives that have both depth and commitment.”

Reporting to the president, Rahmanian will develop plans for faculty orientation and oversee the Global Seminars, a central component of Antioch’s new curricular offering that provides for community-wide examination of pressing world issues. Additionally, he will supervise financial aid and registration administration, refine and implement the institution’s assessment plan, contribute to searches for key positions at the College, and ensure that faculty and staff help students learn deeply across traditional academic disciplines.

Rahmanian arrived at Antioch College in 1986 as an assistant professor of business and management. He earned tenure in the fall of 1991 and was promoted to associate professor of business. His leadership service to the college included terms on the Faculty Senate Steering Committee, the Faculty Executive Committee, and membership on the Administrative Council (AdCil). He chaired the management program and coordinated the Department of Social & Global Studies for a four-year period beginning in 1998.

At the closing of the College, Rahmanian rose as a leader in the Nonstop movement, ultimately coordinating the development of the educational program of the Nonstop Liberal Arts Institute and serving as a member of its Executive Collective. From June 2009 to June 2010, he was senior director of institutional research & evaluation at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, California.

Rahmanian earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics at the University of Tehran, and a Ph.D. in public policy research and analysis at the University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.

About Antioch College
A private, independent nonprofit liberal arts college in Yellow Springs, Ohio, Antioch College will offer a four-year, undergraduate residential experience to a new class of students beginning in the fall of 2011. The College curriculum puts equal emphasis on rigorous liberal arts learning, work (cooperative education), and community engagement. Students will complete individualized majors based on one of 11 concentrations, a language minor, and six full-time work experiences. The institution, originally founded in 1850, is now completely independent of Antioch University, the multi-campus system it founded.

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