USC Upstate Welcomes Two New Deans

September 10, 2010 at 4:16 pm

The University of South Carolina Upstate welcomed two new deans to its campus with the start of the fall semester. Dr. Lynette Hamlin has been named dean of the Mary Black School of Nursing and Dr. Dirk Schlingman has been named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Prior to coming to USC Upstate, Hamlin served as the chair of the Department of Nursing at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, New Hampshire. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Loyola University and her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is also a certified nurse mid-wife. 

“Dr. Hamlin brings a wealth of experience both in educational and clinical settings,” said Dr. Marsha Dowell, senior vice chancellor for academic affairs. “Her vision, energy and expertise will continue to move the Mary Black School of Nursing in very positive directions.”

Schlingman served as the chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Eastern Kentucky University prior to coming to USC Upstate.  He received his diploma in mathematics from the University of Bonn, his master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Illinois and his Ph.D. in mathematics from the Free University of Berlin. 

 “Dr. Schlingman brings a fascinating background in blending multiple disciplines in interesting research, such as music and math,” said Dowell. “His vision, energy and expertise will likewise continue to move the College of Arts and Sciences forward in very positive directions.”

The University of South Carolina Upstate is a coeducational, public, comprehensive metropolitan institution that is located in Spartanburg along the thriving economic I-85 corridor. USC Upstate is home to 5,500 students from 38 states and 71 nations. The University currently offers 40 bachelor’s degree programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business administration, nursing and teacher education, and master’s degrees in education. For more information, visit www.uscupstate.edu.