Dr. Joel A. Hagaman, associate professor of psychology, has been named the dean of the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, effective July 1.
He will replace Dr. Sean Coleman, who will leave the University following this semester to take a teaching position at Wartburg College in Iowa.
“I am delighted that Dr. Hagaman will be taking on this new role,” said U of O Provost Dr. Alyson Gill. “I have every confidence that the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and the University will benefit from his leadership, and I look forward to working with him in the future.”
Hagaman, who earned his Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas in 2008, has taught at Ozarks since August of 2008. He was promoted to associate professor of psychology and granted tenure in April of 2014.
“I’m excited to serve the school in this new capacity,” Hagaman said. “After 12 years of teaching, it will be a new, and I anticipate fulfilling, challenge to take on this roll. I’ll do my best to continue the fine leadership of the division modeled by my predecessors.”
Hagaman also holds degrees from Monmouth College in Illinois and Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville.