The Long Island Campus Welcomes New Academic Dean

PATCHOGUE, NY – JANUARY 23, 2012 – The Long Island Campus of St. Joseph’s College (SJC) is pleased to announce that Dr. Christopher Frost has been appointed the new academic dean of the School of Arts and Sciences effective mid-January 2012.

Dr. Frost is the former associate dean of undergraduate studies and professor of psychology and religion at San Diego State University (SDSU). He brings more than 25 years of experience and a wealth of knowledge to his new role as dean at SJC. In describing his move to St. Joseph’s, Dr. Frost said, "I was at the point in my career where I wished to join a community that matched my own highest priorities and values. St. Joseph’s College, with its distinctive mission and student-centeredness, was clearly that community.”

Prior to his work at SDSU, Dr. Frost was a professor of psychology and director of the honors program at Texas State University. In addition, he served as a visiting professor at Midway Women’s College in Kentucky and Al Akhawayn University in Morocco, and as a Fulbright senior research scholar at the University of Bucharest in Romania. From 1982-1986, he served as President and CEO of Peachtree Ventures, Inc. in Austin, Texas.

Dr. Frost has published extensively on a variety of topics, including but not limited to psychology, religion, philosophy, social science, cross-cultural studies and politics. He has received numerous honors and accolades throughout his academic tenure and holds many professional memberships. Dr. Frost began his studies in the U.S. Naval Academy before earning his B.A. in psychology of religion from Baylor University, his M.A. in psychology of religion from Boston University and his Ph.D. in psychology and interdisciplinary studies from Boston University.

About St. Joseph's College

St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.

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