Thomas Doleys, Ph. D., Named Interim Associate Dean For Research and Graduate Studies at RCHSS

KENNESAW, Ga. (Jun 22, 2022) — Dean Kaukinen has named Thomas Doleys, Ph.D., as the interim associate dean for Research and Graduate Studies at Kennesaw State University’s Radow College for Humanities and Social Sciences (RCHSS) effective July 1st, 2022. In this position, Dr. Doleys will be responsible for managing research resources, building a culture of research collaboration within the college and across the university, working collaboratively with RCHSS leadership to develop new graduate programs and innovative curriculum, and overseeing academic integrity and student issues.

“As an R2 institution, research and graduate studies are particularly important for our college,” dean Kaukinen said. “We are committed to engaging our graduate students and supporting our faculty in hands-on, relevant research that leads to new discoveries and broadens our understanding in a range of disciplines,” the dean added.

Doleys, who has an extensive record of conducting research and has been actively engaged in graduate student advisement for many years, brings valuable insight to this position. “It is an exciting time for graduate education at KSU,” said Doleys. “I look forward to working with Dean Kaukinen and faculty across the Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences to support existing programs and research initiatives, and to facilitate the introduction of new graduate degrees.”

One indicator of support for existing and new degrees comes in the form of multiple lab spaces coming online in the near term that will significantly increase the capacity for faculty and students to pursue graduate studies and conduct research in a range of disciplines using state-of-the-art spaces. Included among the new spaces are the Affective Neuroscience Lab, the Bone Scanning Lab and new lab space at the Department of Geography and Anthropology’s Field Station.

“Success for me will be measured in my ability to help faculty across the college access the resources and support they need to reach their research and scholarly goals,” Dr. Doleys said. “Ensuring resources like these new labs are available is essential to our success and helps secure our position among the top research institutions in the country.”

Prior to accepting the interim associate dean position, Dr. Doleys was director of Master’s in International Policy Management and a professor of political science for the School of Government and International Affairs. He has been a presenting author internationally, published extensively, and has been consistently committed to service both professionally and personally. Dr. Doleys earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from Vanderbilt University, his MA in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia, and his BA in Political Science from Duke University. Dr. Doleys’ current academic research work includes an exploration of corporate tax policy in the European Union and a project on faculty use of SoTL scholarship.