Today, an article on kenyon.edu confirmed that Janet Lohmann will be joining Kenyon’s campus as the new Dean of Students this August. Lohmann previously served at Bowdoin College originally as a professor of sociology, later as Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, and most recently as Dean of First-Year Students. Lohmann has been described by many members of the Kenyon community as an excellent fit for the position.
In light of recent campus events, a detail in Kenyon’s description of Lohmann caught The Thrill‘s attention. As kenyon.edu’s article reads, “[Lohmann] earned a doctorate in sociology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2000, focusing her dissertation on sexual assault on college campuses.”
An excerpt from Lohmann’s abstract reads:
Conclusions from this study reveal that there is much disparity among members on how they perceive rape and the university’s anti-rape policies and programs. Much of the disparity is attributable to gender and some to position within the institution. (Read the full abstract at UmassAmherst.)
Undoubtedly, Lohmann’s voice will be a welcome addition to campus dialogue not only regarding this issue, but others which concern the welfare of the Kenyon community.