Dr. Richard Moss named Dean of UA-PTC School of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Dr. Richard L. Moss was selected Dean of the University of Arkansas Pulaski Technical College School of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences after a lengthy national search process.
“I look forward to the opportunity to work the great faculty in the School of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences,” Moss said. “I believe that being engaged with the community is important to our success. Mostly, I am excited to help fulfil the college’s mission of developing our students to their fullest potential.”
Dr. Moss has served as the UA-PTC’s Director of STEM Success since 2015. In that capacity he administered the Title III program with a staff of student success coaches as they worked to increase the retention and graduation of underrepresented students in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
He began working at UA-PTC in 2009 as a Student Success Coach. He also serves as adjunct faculty member at UA-PTC and at University of Illinois Springfield. He is owner and CEO of Moss Educational and Consulting Solutions in Jacksonville. facilitates training on a wide variety of topics in the community and publishes in the area of student success.
While at UA – Pulaski Tech, Dr. Moss has served as Staff Senate President, Vice President, and as a Staff Senator. He served on the college’s Strategic Planning Team and worked on the Criterion One Team for the college’s 2019 Higher Learning Commission report. Presently, he serves as facilitator for the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) Inclusive Teaching for Equitable Learning faculty development course.
Dr. Moss holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy from University of Arkansas and a Master of Public Administration from UA Little Rock. He also earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at UA Little Rock.
He was Chairman of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce in 2017. A member of Phi Beta Sigma, he currently serves as the Chief of Staff for the Director for the Southwestern Region.
“I extend special thanks to the Search Committee for their service and excellent work,” said Dr. Summer DeProw, UA-PTC provost. “The Committee and I were very impressed with Dr. Moss’s history of building a collaborative culture among his team members and his knowledge of student retention and success strategies. I look forward to working with Dr. Moss.”
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