April 13, 2017
Lock Haven University Provost Donna Wilson announced that Kyoko Amano was hired as the new Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Education.
Amano, born in Tokyo, Japan, will begin her role once current dean, Susan Rimby, retires at the conclusion of the Spring semester.
Amano earned a Ph. D. in English from the State University of New York at Binghamton, an M.A. in English from Indiana State University and an M. A. and B.A. in English from Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo.
Prior to her acceptance of the position at Lock Haven University, Amano was a professor in the English department at the University of Indianapolis since 2003.
The Japan Foundation for her Hiroshima Nagasaki Peace Study course has awarded her three grants, worth approximately $100,000, to aid her research on peace studies.
Amano is an active member of the National Collegiate Honors Council and serves as the secretary of the Board of Directors.
Wilson expressed her excitement for Amano accepting the position and what she may be able to accomplish.
“We are pleased to bring Dr. Amano to Lock Haven University. She brings a distinguished record as a scholar and teacher in her field, experience in preparing future teachers and expertise in peace studies that will enhance both the University and the community,” said Wilson.
Amano also relayed her desire to get started and make her mark at LHU.
“I am excited to join the Lock Haven University family whose faculty members are committed to international education and global engagement,” Amano said.
“I look forward to working with faculty and other constituents to promote LHU students’ participation in artistic and cultural production within the university as well as in the surrounding counties.”