Senior Staff

Prof. Dennis Dutschke, Founding Dean of The College of Global Studies

Prof. Dennis Dutschke

Founding Academic Dean

Dennis Dutschke is founding Academic Dean of The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University. As the chief academic officer, he provides leadership, domestically and internationally, for the academic programs and is directly responsible for ensuring the fulfillment of educational goals and objectives of The College of Global Studies and Arcadia University.

Prof. Dutschke supervises and supports the design, development and administration of academic policy and procedures, academic programs, instructional divisions and programs; the development and oversight of faculty, students, curriculum, and co-curricular programs; and the assessment of programs, overseas directors, faculty, and students.

Together with the Associate Academic Dean, Assistant Deans and Associate Director of Academic Programs, the Academic Dean works in coordination with the Director of Strategic Development and the Regional Assistant Directors to: 1) develop partnerships with colleges and universities in the U.S and abroad; 2) develop education abroad programs and discipline-driven joint programs; 3) maintain and promote partnerships and programs both domestically and internationally, and engage in the recruitment of students.

As a member of the Arcadia University Executive Council, Deans' Council, and Provost's Cabinet at Arcadia University, Prof. Dutschke engages in the administration of the university, especially in international education, assisting in the development and assessment of campus strategic plans to ensure continued growth, while maintaining a high-quality education. He collaborates with the Dean of International Affairs and the Associate Dean of International Affairs on all university international education programs and initiatives, including faculty-driven study abroad, Preview, FYSAE, international and study abroad courses, international initiatives, international student, faculty and staff programs, and international agreements. He also engages in international programming, curriculum integration, and internationalization at Arcadia University.

Prof. Dutschke brings extensive experience as a scholar, professor, and senior administrator to his work at Arcadia University. He has been involved in education abroad and international education in a variety of roles, ranging from faculty leader of study abroad programs to high-level administration and leadership. Prior to coming to The College of Global Studies, he served as Associate Vice-Provost of International Programs at the University of California, Davis, where he was responsible for international education and research, both with regards to sending students and faculty abroad and bringing international students and scholars to the University.

He is an active member in NAFSA, Forum on Education Abroad, the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA), the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), and the European Association of International Educators (EAIE). For five years, he co-coordinated the TransAtlantic Dialogue, a seminar for chief academic officers from the European Association of International Educators (EAIE) and AIEA. Prof. Dutschke received the Transatlantic Leadership Award from EAIE, in 2011, which noted:

“[his] significant leadership to educational exchange between Europe and the United States with a spirit of mutual understanding and respect with documented achievements in transatlantic cooperation. These achievements should provide guidance and examples of good practice for individuals active in transatlantic cooperation.”

Prof. Dutschke is Professor Emeritus at the University of California at Davis. His teaching and research interests are Italian literature, language, and culture and medieval and Renaissance Italian literature, with particular interest in paleography and codicology. He has published books and articles on the lyric poetry of the fourteenth century writers Francesco Petrarca and Giovanni Boccaccio, as well as on popular religious poetry of the Middle Ages. His current research project is the Digital Census of Petrarch Manuscripts in the United States, an on-line census (digital images and text descriptions) of manuscripts in the United States that contain material by, or about, Francesco Petrarca.