Dr. Dennis G. Stevens has been named provost and dean of the faculty at Hampden-Sydney College. Most recently, Dr. Stevens was vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college at Randolph College in Lynchburg. He assumes his new position on July 1, 2012.
Dr. Stevens holds his A.B. in political science, cum laude, from Kenyon College and his Ph.D. in political science from Boston College. Before going to Randolph College in 2008, he held administrative posts at the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio, and Lake Erie College in Painesville, Ohio, and chaired the Department of Government and International Affairs at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
He is the author of Challenges to Peace in the Middle East, published by Allyn & Bacon/Longman, 2003, and co-author with Peter Schotten of Religion, Politics, and the Law published by Wadsworth Publishing Company, 1995, as well as of numerous articles.
Dr. Stevens and his wife, Bonnie, will live on campus in Penshurst. They have two daughters and three grandchildren.
Dr. Robert T. Herdegen II, who was Dean of the Faculty for three years, is returning to the classroom as professor of psychology.