Chaminade University President Lynn Babington recently made two key academic appointments by naming Dr. Dale Fryxell as Dean of Education and Dr. Cheryl Edelson as Interim Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts.

Dale Fryxell, Dean of EducationDr. Fryxell, a former Faculty Senate president, teaches courses in Development Psychology, Career Counseling, Cross-Cultural Counseling and other topics. His research interests include: autism, violence prevention, positive behavioral supports and educational reform.

Prior to joining Chaminade, Dr. Fryxell worked for the Hawaii Department of Health’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division. He also provided technical assistance to the Department of Education, Department of Human Services and other agencies and nonprofit organizations.

Dr. Fryxell earned his doctorate and master’s degrees in Psychology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and a bachelor’s in Sociology from the University of Minnesota.

Cheryl Edelson, Interim Dean of Humanities and Fine ArtsDr. Edelson has won numerous awards and honors, including Chaminade’s 2013 Father John Bolin Excellence in Scholarship Award, and the 2010 President’s Award from the National Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association.

Courses she teaches include: Expository Writing, American Literature: 1940-Present, Literary Theory and Criticism, and Introduction to Motion Pictures.

Dr. Edelson earned a doctorate in English and bachelor’s in Anthropology from the University of California, Riverside. She holds a master’s degree in English from the University of California, Irvine.