New assistant dean named in Pamplin College

Dr. Wesley Kisting, Associate Professor of English in the Department of English and Foreign Languages, has been named Assistant Dean of the Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at Georgia Regents University.

“Dr. Kisting brings unique experience to the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences,” Dean Charles Clark said. “In 2013, he helped launch Knowledge Integrated, a university initiative that aims to give our students a more cohesive and engaging core curriculum. Dr. Kisting has a passion for the real-world application of higher education. We’re looking forward to new opportunities for our students with Dr. Kisting as Assistant Dean.”

Knowledge Integrated, or KNIT, enabled participating faculty to collaborate between disciplines and relate their coursework to assignments in other participating core classes. Directed by Kisting, the program enjoyed the support of 26 faculty from eight fields, impacting over 200 students during the 2013-14 academic year.

Kisting earned his bachelor’s degree in English and Writing-Intensive English from Marquette University and his PhD in English from The University of Iowa. His research and writing specializes in the literature and culture of early-modern Renaissance England, Shakespeare, Milton, humanities, and composition. As Assistant Dean, Kisting will provide leadership and oversight for student issues, concerns, and activities within Pamplin College. He will oversee the college’s marketing and recruitment efforts.

The Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences is home to seven departments: Art, Communications, English & Foreign Languages, History, Anthropology & Philosophy, Music, Political Science, and Sociology, Criminal Justice & Social Work. Learn more at