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Janet Schrunk Ericksen

Janet Schrunk Ericksen has held the position of interim vice chancellor for academic affairs and dean since August 2017. Since joining the Morris faculty in 1998, Ericksen has served as director of the Honors Program, interim chair of the Division of the Social Sciences, chair of the Division of the Humanities, and Summer Session co-chair as well as assistant and associate professor of English. She earned a bachelor of arts in English and art history at the University of Kansas, then a master of arts and doctorate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with a specialization in early medieval English literature. Ericksen is a 2008 recipient of the Horace T. Morse Undergraduate Teaching Award and a 2006 recipient of the University of Minnesota, Morris Alumni Association Teaching Award.​