Three named assistant deans in BSC Humanities, Arts & Sciences
Published: Dec 21 2023
Bismarck State College (BSC) announces the appointment of three experienced educators to the newly established positions of Assistant Dean of Humanities, Arts & Sciences. Dr. Kim Weismann, Dr. Kevin Moberg, and Dr. Holly McBee join BSC as part of an academic department restructure aimed at promoting and enhancing student success.
Dr. Kim Weismann leads the disciplines of language, literature, communication, fine arts, and humanities. She brings a wealth of experience to her position, having served 13 years at Williston State College in various roles, including professor of communication, arts and human sciences department chair, faculty senate president, diversity, equity and inclusion committee chair, and diversity club advisor. Weismann holds an A.A. and a B.A. in Communication from Dickinson State University, an M.A. in Speech Communication from North Dakota State University, and an Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of South Dakota.
Dr. Kevin Moberg brings a diverse background to his position of leading the disciplines of geography, engineering, mathematics, the physical and biological sciences, and education. To BSC, he brings experience as a department chair and faculty member at Dickinson State University, an adjunct instructor at Northland Community and Technical College and the University of Minnesota Crookston, and as the assistant director of the University of North Dakota Composition Program. He also taught at the secondary level in both private and public high schools. Moberg holds a B.A. and M.A. in English and a Ph.D. in Teaching and Leadership, all from the University of North Dakota
Dr. Holly McBee leads the disciplines of social science and business. McBee brings seven years of strong leadership experience gained from previous roles at Dickinson State University as the department chair of language and literature programs and as the director of the Theodore Roosevelt Honors Leadership Program. McBee earned a B.A. in English from the University of Iowa, an M.A. in English Literature from New Mexico State University, and a Ph.D. in English Literature from Purdue University.
The assistant deans play a pivotal role in designing and developing course schedules, collaborating with faculty to ensure high-quality academic programming, supervising the creation and implementation of new programs and curricula, and serving as a champions for student success. Their responsibilities also include recruiting and supporting faculty through mentorship and professional development, contributing to the retention of high-quality faculty, and collectively supporting BSC students for successful careers or further academic pursuits.
"We are delighted to welcome Dr. Kim Weismann, Dr. Kevin Moberg, and Dr. Holly McBee to Bismarck State College," said BSC Dean of Humanities, Arts & Sciences Dr. Amy Juhala. "These accomplished individuals bring a wealth of experience and expertise to our institution, and their leadership will play a crucial role in advancing our commitment to student success and academic excellence."