Mathies Appointed Dean to Wright State
University Lake Campus
K. Mathies, Ph.D., has been appointed dean of the Wright State
University Lake Campus effective May 1, 2011. She has served as interim
dean since August 2010 following three years as associate dean of the
"Dr. Mathies has shown her dedication to this university and its
students for more than three decades," said Wright State Provost Steven
R. Angle, Ph.D. "Her excellent reputation as an educator and
administrator make her an excellent choice for this role."
Mathies began her career as a teacher in Oberlin City and Toledo Public
Schools, where she spent 10 years. In 1974, she came to Wright State as
an instructor in the College of Education and Human Services (CEHS). She
became chair of educational technology and allied programs in 1988 and
assistant dean for communication and technology in 1994.
Mathies served as associate dean of the CEHS from 2000 until her move to
Lake Campus in 2007. She was responsible for overseeing the $10 million
renovation of Allyn Hall, Wright State's first building.
She has received numerous awards and honors throughout her career,
including the Faculty Excellence Award from the Southwestern Ohio
Council of Higher Education, the Jan Schneider Award for Excellence in
Educational Technology from the Southwestern Ohio Instructional
Technology Association, and an Award of Merit from the Ohio Educational
Library Media Association. Mathies has also been published in several
Mathies earned her bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from the
University of Toledo. Her teaching areas include educational technology
leadership, school library media and educational computing.