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(Cleveland, OH) – John Carroll University President Robert L. Niehoff, S.J. recently announced that Jeanne Colleran, Ph.D., will become the new Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences beginning August 1, 2010. Dr. Colleran is a John Carroll University graduate and has been a member of the English department since 1987. She is currently a Professor of English with research and teaching interests in modern and contemporary British and Irish literature, peace and conflict studies, African and South African literature, modern and contemporary drama. A past Chair of the English Department, Dr. Colleran has held many leadership positions at the University, and most recently served as Co-Chair of the Academic Planning Task Force. She is also the recipient of both the Culicchia Award for Teaching Excellence and the Distinguished Faculty Award. Contact: Tonya Strong-Charles |  Executive Director of Media Relations | 216.397.1958 or