Huron, Ohio – Bowling Green State University Firelands College has named Katharine Dailey of Lakewood, Ohio, the chairperson of the Humanities Department effective July 1, 2011 for a four-year term.

“I am confident she will serve the department well throughout the next several years,” said Dean of BGSU Firelands William Balzer.  He also made reference to her ability to lead the department, noting her openness and communication style, her administrative competence, and her significant college experience.

Dailey was originally hired by BGSU Firelands in 1990 as an instructor of English and was promoted to a lecturer in 1995 and assistant professor in 2003.  She served as the interim chairperson of the Humanities Department for the last year while a search for the position was conducted.  Dailey has also taught at Dyke College, Cleveland, and Cleveland State University.

Dailey earned a doctoral degree in English from Bowling Green State University in 1998, a master’s degree in English from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, in 1988, and a bachelor’s degree in English from the College of Wooster in 1986.

Dailey was nominated by students and selected by peers for the BGSU Firelands Distinguished Teacher Award in 1994 and has been listed in Who’s Who Among American Teachers in 1997, 2003, 2004 and 2005.  Her research interests include feminist literature and teaching strategies.

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