Bethany, WV – Dr. Katrina D’Aquin has been named Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty at Bethany College, according to Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of the College. She served as acting Vice President for Academic Affairs in 2013-14.
Dr. D’Aquin will be the College’s chief academic officer, responsible for establishing academic priorities and overseeing the eleven academic departments, the libraries, the McCann Learning Center, the Office of International Studies and the Registrar’s Office.
She came to Bethany in 2006 as a member of the psychology faculty and has served as Director of First Year Studies, Chair of the Psychology Department and Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs. She has also taught at Seton Hill University, Ohio University-Eastern, Washington & Jefferson College, and the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. D’Aquin graduated from Siena College, in Loudonville, NY, where she majored in psychology, and earned a minor in Ancient Greek. She then attended the University of Pittsburgh, where she earned her master’s and doctoral degrees in social psychology.
Dr. D’Aquin and her husband, Clay, currently reside in New Stanton, PA, and will live in historic Highland Hearth, the Dean’s Residence, on campus. Daughter Erika was a 2014 honors graduate of Bethany College and received the prestigious Leonora Balla Cayard Prize and The John R. Taylor Award in the Liberal Arts.