[OFFICIAL-L] Carol Loranger Appointed Interim Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

Carol Loranger


Dear Colleagues,

I am delighted to inform the campus community of the appointment of Dr. Carol Loranger as interim vice provost for faculty affairs. The appointment is effective October 1, 2021.

Dr. Loranger earned her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from the University of Nevada at Reno. She was awarded her Ph.D. from the University of Colorado, Boulder, in 1993, and joined Wright State University as an assistant professor of English in the same year, becoming a tenured associate professor in 2000.

During her time at Wright State, Dr. Loranger has built a solid record of successful teaching, research, and service. Her teaching ranges across and beyond American literature, including courses in Ohio writers, American poetry, the works of Henry James, Melville’s Moby Dick, seminars in cultural periods, the Theory and Practice of Literary Criticism, and extending to Effective Written Discourse and Business Writing.

Her research is similarly extensive and links teaching and scholarship through such publications as Character and Success: Teaching Sister Carrie in the Context of an On-going American Debate. Especially noteworthy in terms of Dayton is her publication on Paul Laurence Dunbar, whom she examines with Edwin Arlington Robinson within the context of “outcast poetics.” Her reviews of books on American literature point to her recognition as a scholar whose expert opinion on other scholars is valued.

The College of Liberal Arts recognized her service by bestowing the College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Professional Service Award in 2014. The university recognized her service by naming her the Frederick A. White Distinguished Professor of Service from 2016 to 2019.

Her record of teaching, scholarship, and service points to the commitment to faculty development she will bring to the Center for Teaching and Learning. Her leadership experience as director of graduate studies in English, as chair of the Department of English Language and Literatures, and since 2018 as associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts points to her commitment to Wright State and her being well-versed in the processes and matters that form the core of the position of vice provost for faculty affairs.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Loranger on her appointment.

Oliver H. Evans, Ph.D.
Interim Provost