Karin Jordan
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Penn State Altoona welcomes Karin Jordan, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

ALTOONA – Karin Jordan has been named Penn State Altoona’s new Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.

Jordan began her new role in April administering the college’s academic programs and policies.

She has worked at four different universities, including the University of Akron, in roles such as professor, director of the School of Counseling, and interim associate dean of the College of Health Professions.

The German native earned a BA in biology from Colorado Christian University in 1987, an MA in counseling from Rollins College in 1989, and a Ph.D. in child and family development/marriage and family therapy from the University of Georgia in 1992.

Jordan’s publications include four books, 48 refereed journal articles, and 18 book chapters. Her awards and recognitions include the Bronze Service Award from the President of the United States, the Humanitarian Award from the American Counseling Association – European Branch, the Human Rights Award from the Oregon Counseling Association, and the American Counseling Association’s Gilbert and Kathleen Wrenn Award for a Humanitarian and Caring Person.

“My experience so far has been very positive,” Jordan states. “Everyone at Penn State Altoona has made me feel welcome. I have already been able to observe the dedication, commitment, and innovation of several of our community and advisory boards. I am glad to have joined the Penn State family.”