Following an extensive search, Edison Community College has named assistant professor of mathematics Naomi Louis as the interim Dean of Arts and Sciences. Louis will officially take over the position on Aug. 1.
Louis, who has taught at Edison for three years, came to the college to be an assistant professor of mathematics after teaching as an adjunct in Virginia for several years at various universities including Old Dominion University, and as a full time professor at New Horizons Regional Educational Center Governor’s School for Science and Technology.
She has been teaching in mathematics at the college level since 2001.
Louis attended State University of New York at Potsdam, receiving her bachelor’s and master’s degrees there.
“This definitely an opportunity to serve the students at the college on a completely different level,” said Louis. “I’ve been teaching for quite some time now and this is such a different sphere of influence that I have to help move the college forward in a positive direction.”
Edison’s associate of arts and associate of science degrees permit a student to complete the first two years of study for nearly any baccalaureate major and to transfer to a four-year institution if desired. Edison’s transftrer courses parallel those courses that comprise the first two years of a bachelor’s degree. Both provide an excellent academic background for students pursuing careers in fields such as science, business, technology and education.
Additional degree programs within arts and sciences include economics, mathematics, history and psychology.
“I’m hoping to help the division here on campus become more cohesive and build that positive team environment that we really strive for here at Edison,” she added.
Louis is married to her husband Michael, who works at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and has a stepson, John.