Dr. Charles Tedder has accepted the interim position as dean of the College of Individualized Studies and will start in that role on May 8, 2018. He will serve as interim dean through fiscal year 2020. Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs Amy Gort made the announcement on May 7.
Tedder joined the Metropolitan State University in fall 2011 as an assistant professor in First College, which was renamed that year to the College of Individualized Studies. He earned his bachelor of arts in English at High Point University and his master’s and PhD in English at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His dissertation focused on utopianism in American novels, a prelude to joining a college founded on a utopian vision of what higher education can be for students and their communities. He has previously served as department chair and as an officer in the university’s faculty association.
His teaching and research interests include philosophy and practice of higher education; 20th century American literature and culture; utopian studies; critical and literary theory; cultural studies and human rights; environmental discourse and the literary imagination; rhetoric and composition.