On Jan. 2, Mr. William Harle began his new position as Dean of the School of Adult and Graduate Studies and External Programs for Bryan College.
Vice President of Academics, Dr. Bradford Sample, calls Harle “versatile” and a man who “brings a number of skills to the position, including an extensive business background, a personal history studying as an adult student and then working in adult programs, and an innovative mind.”
Harle has worked in Bryan’s English department as an assistant English professor since August 2005. Instrumental in the development of the writing center and the 2007 creation of the Academic Support Center, for which he was the director until 2011, he has played an important role in college affairs since he came on board almost nine years ago, also developing coursework and teaching in Bryan’s online and dual enrollment programs and working as a member of the Bryan College Undergraduate Research Conference committee. In 2011 he was awarded the Teacher of the Year honors by the Bryan faculty. He has presented papers at several acclaimed conferences, including the 2005 Notre Dame Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and the Bi-annual Symposium of Second-language Writing at Purdue University.
In addition to his academic duties, Harle has been the primary editor of the school’s documents for Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) accreditation. This past year he has served as Bryan’s SACSCOC liaison, and will continue to do so through June. He has led informational SACSCOC workshops with departments across campus, answering questions about and reviewing the reaffirmation process Bryan College is currently undergoing.
Harle describes himself as “husband to an amazing wife of 37 years and someone who appreciates great coffee and chocolate croissants.” He and his wife, Carla, have three grown children (one in Wales, UK; one in Palm Harbor, Fla.; and one in Anchorage, Alaska) and reside in the Dayton area.