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John Shannon Named Vice President for Academic Affairs

May 1, 2015

Indiana Tech has chosen John F. Shannon, Ph.D., as Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Dr. Shannon will officially begin his duties as Vice President for Academic Affairs on June 29, 2015. He currently serves as Vice President for Academic Affairs at Trine University in Angola, Indiana, a position he has held since 2012. Shannon first joined Trine in 2007 as Dean and Professor of the university’s Jannen School of Arts & Sciences.

“Dr. Shannon brings a long and successful track record in strategic planning, program development and support for student success to his role at Indiana Tech,” said Dr. Arthur E. Snyder, Indiana Tech president. “His experience and skills as an academic leader will enable us to continue building on the strong foundation of academic quality and innovation that we’ve established here at Tech.”

Prior to his tenure at Trine, Dr. Shannon served as Dean and Professor at the Middle East School III of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center in Monterey, California, from 2004-2007. From 1997-2004, he served at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates, first as Chair of the Department of English (1997-1998) and then as Director of the Intensive English Program (1998-2004).

“It’s an honor to be selected as Vice President for Academic Affairs at Indiana Tech,” Shannon said. “The faculty and staff are an outstanding team and the university continues to show impressive growth in its traditional undergraduate and College of Professional Studies programs. I’m excited to join such a forward-thinking university and to help it pursue new programs and opportunities.”

Prior to starting his academic career, Shannon served in the United States Army and in the United States Peace Corps. Shannon earned his B.A. in Psychology from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, his M.A. in Applied Linguistics from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, and his Ph.D. in Foreign and Second Language Education from The Ohio State University.