Hummel Named Interim Dean of Science and Technology

Hummel Named Interim Dean of Science and Technology

BLOOMSBURG—Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Diana Rogers-Adkinson has named Lynn Hummel ’02/’03M interim dean of the College of Science and Technology. Current dean Robert Aronstam is retiring in June after five years of service to the university.
 
Hummel has spent his career focusing on student success in educational technology. A BU alumnus, Hummel graduated as a dual major in elementary education and early childhood education in 2002 and earned his Master of Science in Instructional Technology in 2003. He earned a Doctor of Education degree in educational leadership and administration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2012.
 
Hummel’s previous professional experience includes serving as assistant principal and assistant superintendent in the public school system and as an instructional technology specialist and cooperative education coordinator at a career and technology center.
 
Since joining BU in 2014, Hummel has served as associate professor, distance education coordinator, interim department chair, and faculty fellow for the College of Science and Technology. He is also a violinist in the University Community Orchestra.
 
“I am honored to serve as the interim dean of the College of Science and Technology as the search for a permanent dean progresses” said Hummel. “It humbles me to serve our current and future BU students in this capacity.”
 
“I believe Dr. Hummel’s experiences in educational technology will be a great support to the college given COVID-19,” said Rogers-Adkinson. “He has experiences in leadership in both P-12 and higher education as well. I am confident in his ability to continue to move the college forward during these difficult times.”
 
Hummel’s work in educational technology has always been student-centered in the pursuit of helping others learn and achieve their goals. He was a board member of the Education Consortium of the Upper Allegheny, which was responsible for the founding and establishment of the Northern Pennsylvania Regional College. He volunteers for the Pennsylvania Association for Educational Communications and Technology (PAECT) and serves as the representative to the International AECT organization. Through this role, Hummel is the co-founder of the Technology Education Research Symposium, which recently held its 4th annual event. He is also a member of the International Society for Technology in Education and frequently presents on current educational technology topics at their annual conferences. 
 
Hummel lives in Bloomsburg with his wife Abigail. They enjoy birdwatching, walking, and bicycling around the community.