July 2019

Lynn University Vice President for Academic Affairs Katrina Carter-Tellison recently appointed Mike Petroski academic dean. He will oversee the advising center, academic assessment, the registrar and instructional design, among other areas.


For the 2019–20 academic year, Petroski will also serve as interim dean of the College of Communication and Design while the university seeks a successor to Dr. David Jaffe, who announced his transition to a full-time faculty member last year.

“Mike is an incredible asset and plays an important role in the success of our most innovative academic endeavors,” said Carter-Tellison. “He served as a faculty member for most of his 30 years at Lynn, which gives him a unique perspective to how we deliver, measure and improve the academic experience.”

Petroski joined Lynn in 1989 as a faculty member before becoming director of faculty development and academic assessment in 2014. In addition to his full-time responsibilities, he worked as an administrative coordinator for the Dialogues core curriculum, data analyst, program coordinator and computer trainer. Among his many achievements, he supported development of Lynn’s iPad-powered learning program, established its iPad Institute, developed Lynn’s Canvas learning management system and integrated a student success management tool.

“I want to see faculty succeed beyond their expectations, so I appreciate hearing their opinions and experiences,” said Petroski. “I look forward to working together to enhance our programs and ultimately better prepare our students for the future.”

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