Janet Lohmann Named New Dean of Students



via bowdoin.edu

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.


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