WATERBURY, CT – (August 1, 2018) –Today, Post University announced the appointment of Dr. Dylan Clyne as Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences (SoAS). Clyne’s innovative approach to guiding faculty, students and scholarship has touched the lives of many colleagues in the School of Arts & Science and Academic Affairs.
Dr. Clyne started at Post University as an Associate Faculty member in 2010, then joined full-time as the Program Chair for Biology in 2011. In addition to curriculum and course design for the biology program, he taught biology courses including general biology, anatomy and physiology, microbiology, cell biology, and genetics.
Dr. Clyne strives to help all students exceed their expectations by engaging them with active learning strategies that emphasize thinking and doing instead of passive listening.
“We truly welcome Dr. Clyne and his insight and innovative thinking. His impact on both the Deans’ Council and Post University’s Leadership Team is reflected in his guidance and collaboration on faculty governance issues,” said Provost Elizabeth Johnson, Ph.D.
As Chair of the Biology Program, he revamped the curriculum and initiated partnerships with Fairfield University’s Bioengineering Program and St. George’s University School of Medicine and School of Veterinary Medicine. In 2016, Dr. Clyne was appointed Director of Undergraduate Programs in the School of Arts & Science, where his guidance improved efficiencies, student engagement and program offerings.
Dr. Clyne has been a guest lecturer for the Physician Assistant Program at the Yale School of Medicine and for the Biology Department at the University of Michigan. During his doctoral training, he taught several semesters as a student instructor for neurobiology, including an advanced laboratory for upper undergraduate and graduate students. He has also participated in teaching workshops and outreach to elementary schools and science museum, which underscores his commitment to science education in an increasingly technological world.
Dr. Clyne served as Vice Chair of the Curriculum Committee as well as Secretary, VicePresident, and President of the University Academic Senate.
Dr. Clyne earned his bachelor’s degree in Cellular & Molecular Biology and a doctorate in Neuroscience from the University of Michigan. He completed his post-doctoral work at the Yale School of Medicine, and his research helped pioneer the field of optogenetics: the study of neural circuits in behaving animals by genetically engineering cells to respond to light. His work caught the attention of the popular press including the BBC, Scientific American, and NPR.
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