Anne E. Gregory has been named the next Dean of the College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences at Purdue University Northwest, effective January 3.

Gregory, according to the announcement, was selected through a national search process. Purdue University Northwest has campuses in Hammond and Westville, Ind.

“Dr. Gregory’s leadership in roles similar to both PNW and its former academic institutions demonstrates his ability and energy to take the College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences to new heights,” said said PNW Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Kenneth C. Holford, in the announcement.

“Anne has demonstrated success in developing programs and curricula, building external relationships, retaining students and achieving external academic success. Her experience shows that she will continue to collaborate with faculty members and colleagues across the institution to help PNW students succeed in their education and careers, now and in the future.

Gregory has been Acting Dean of CHESS since July 2021. She has also served as Director of the School of Education and Counseling since 2017, and Executive Director of Concurrent Enrollment Programs from 2017 to 2021.

Gregory previously served as Chair and Professor in the Curriculum and Teaching Department at both Western Illinois University and Northern Illinois University. Previously, she was a professor at Boise State University in the literacy department. Early in her career, she taught at the San Antonio Independent School District Elementary School.

Gregory holds a BA in Elementary Education from Purdue University at West Lafayette, an MA in Education, Adult Education and Higher Education from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and a PhD in Purdue West Lafayette curriculum and teaching, literacy and language.