February 20, 2014


The Campus Community is cordially invited to meet:

GroffKeith Groff
February 27, 2014
9:30-11:00 a.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom

Keith Groff holds a Ph.D. and a BS from the Ohio State University, and an MA from Boise State University.

Dr. Groff currently serves as Dean of the College of Arts, Sciences, and Technology at Franklin University. The College has three graduate programs and nine bachelor’s degree programs. Prior to his present role, he served as Chair of the General Education Program, and Chair of Organizational Communication. He has had an extensive career in higher education. Before joining Franklin, he was with Holy Family University in Philadelphia from 1994-2000, serving in various roles, including Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of English, Coordinator of the Writing Program, and Chair, Middle States Re-accreditation Self-Study Steering Committee. He also co-authored several grants, including a Perkins Grant to fund expansion of the Writing Center, and a National Science Foundation Grant for Internet Connectivity, and co-chaired the Capital Campaign.

His previous experience includes serving as chair of the English/Writing Program, and as a consultant on a Department of Education Chapter II Learning Communities grant at Eastern Oregon State University, teaching writing and ESL at Boise State University, serving as a consultant with the Idaho State Department of Education, and as a Senior Teaching Fellow in the Summer ESL Program at Harvard University. He also has taught at Ohio State, Lewis-Clark State, Capital, and Columbus State.

He has had broad international experience, serving as a USIS Eastern Europe English Teaching Training Fellow at Janus Pannonius University in Pecs, Hungary, collaborating with a colleague from the British Council; as a USIA Fellow at Mansoura University, Al Mansoura, Egypt, training teachers in applied linguistics, ESL, and directing M.A. theses in American Literature; and early in his career, he was a Fulbright Research/Teaching Fellow at Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Rio de Janeiro,

He has presented and published widely in fields related to language acquisition, and composition and rhetoric.

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