Shirley Mullen

President at Houghton College

Shirley Mullen

Shirley Mullen

President at Houghton College

Biography

Administration and Teaching Experience

Houghton College

President, June 2006 to Present

Westmont College

Provost, 2002 to December 2006

Responsibilities included:

* The full educational program of the college, including Academic Departments and Personnel, Student Life (in cooperation with the Vice President for Student Life); the Campus Pastor’s Office, Athletics, Admissions, Conferences, Off-Campus Programs, Registrar, Advising, Assessment, and Institutional Research.
* The budgets for the Provost’s area and collaboration with the President’s staff in planning budget and campaign priorities for the college.
* Chaired task forces on Hiring for Mission, Athletics Priorities and Choice of Conference Affiliation, and the Re-accreditation Steering Committee. Chaired the second of our ten-year Long Range Planning Processes in Fall 2006. Each of these task forces included faculty, administrators, and members of the Board of Trustees.

Administrative Experience/Committee Work

* Interim Academic Dean, 2001-2002
* Vice-Provost for Curriculum and Faculty Development, Fall 1999 to Fall 2001
* Chair of the Faculty, 1993-1994
* Special Projects Assistant to Provost in areas of Faith/Learning and Campus Ethos, 1997-1999
* Department Chair for History, 1988-2001
* Academic Senate, 1988-2006 (Chair 1998-2006)
Senate Executive Committee, Fall 1985, Fall 1987, 1990-1991, 1993-1994, 1996-2006
Senate Review Committee, Fall 1988-1990
* Academic Planning Committee, 1986-1989 (Chair 1987-1989)
* Long Range Planning Task Force for the College, 1992-1995 (Chair 1994-1995)
* Faculty Council, Spring 1991, 1992-1995, Ex-officio as Provost
* Off Campus Programs Committee, 1990-1991, 1997-2001
* Personnel Committee, 1987-1988, Ex-officio as Vice Provost and Provost
* Provost Search Committee, Chair 1995-1996
* Committee for Rewriting the College Creedal Statement, 2000-2001

Professor of History, 1984-2006 (Full Professorship from 1995)

Courses taught:

* Civilization to 1500
* Civilization: 1500 to Present
* Introduction to History (Methodology)
* England to 1688
* England Since 1688
* Russia: 1700 to Present
* Senior History Seminar
* European Politics and Diplomacy Since 1789
* European Society and Culture Since 1789
* European Intellectual History Since 1789
* Philosophy of History (Team taught with philosopher)
* Interdisciplinary Studies – Topics in Feminism
* War & Violence in Human Experience

Overseas Teaching:

* Mayterm in Europe: European Civilization, Spring 1986, Spring 1988, Spring 1990, Spring 1992, Spring 1994, Spring 1996, Spring 1998, Spring 2000
* Fall Semester in Europe Program, Fall 1986
* Two Presidential Trips with Friends of the College (France 1999, Austria 2003)
* One Alumni Trip (Italy 2005)

University of Minnesota

Teaching Assistant, 1980-1983

* European History Since 1500
* Senior Research & Writing Project (History undergraduates), 1982-1983

Bethel College, St. Paul, MN

Instructor, Spring 1979, 1982-1983

* World Civilization Since 1500
* Anti-Semitism in Western Culture

Director of Residence Life, 1977-1979

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HOUGHTON COLLEGE PROVIDES AN ACADEMICALLY CHALLENGING, CHRIST-CENTERED EDUCATION IN THE LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES TO STUDENTS FROM DIVERSE TRADITIONS AND ECONOMIC BACKGROUNDS AND EQUIPS THEM TO LEAD AND LABOR AS SCHOLAR-SERVANTS IN A CHANGING WORLD.

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HOUGHTON COLLEGE PROVIDES AN ACADEMICALLY CHALLENGING, CHRIST-CENTERED EDUCATION IN THE LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES TO STUDENTS FROM DIVERSE TRADITIONS AND ECONOMIC BACKGROUNDS AND EQUIPS THEM TO LEAD AND LABOR AS SCHOLAR-SERVANTS IN A CHANGING WORLD.

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