Dr. Kevin Dean

Division of Student Affairs

West Chester University

Dr. Matthew Bricketto
238 Sykes Student Union
West Chester, PA 19383

Dr. Kevin Dean

Kevin began his career at WCU in 1991 as an assistant professor of communication studies as well as the director of forensics. During his tenure as the forensics coach, the students won over 200 state, regional and national awards. In 1995, Kevin was appointed director of the University honors program and created an interdisciplinary community-based service learning curriculum around the theme of leadership development and civic engagement, which was redesignated as the Honors College in 2006.

Kevin holds a B.S. Ed. from Bowling Green State University with a major in communication studies and biological studies. He earned a M.A. from Miami University of Ohio in rhetoric and public address and a Ph.D. from University of Maryland in rhetoric and public communication.

Kevin has chaired the University Curriculum and Academic Policies Council and the General Education Committee. He is the parliamentarian of the WCU Council of Trustees, as well as the advisor to the Honors Student Association, Omicron Delta Kappa (national scholarship honor society) and the National Forensics Honor Society. Kevin has created an opportunity for students and faculty to travel to South Africa for community service research projects and is the advisor for an annual fundraising project, Aid to South Africa.

Kevin has been recognized in many ways for his personal and professional accomplishments. He has been awarded the “People’s Choice Award” at the annual student leadership awards ceremony, membership in the Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, recognized as “Outstanding Faculty” by the Honors Association, named “Outstanding Leader: Faculty/Administrator of the Year” by SGA, and presented with WCU Council of Trustee’s citation for service to student leadership development through forensics.

Kevin makes his home in Princeton, NJ with his wife, Kenda, and their two children.