Professor named associate dean at UC Denver's CLAS

By Staff


Jeff Franklin, associate professor of English at the University of Colorado Denver's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS), has been named associate dean for curriculum and student affairs.

Franklin is a scholar and poet with book publications in both areas. A self-described cultural historian, he conducts research on 19th-century British literature and culture. His most recent book is "The Lotus and the Lion: Buddhism and the British Empire" (Cornell, 2008).

An alumnus of the CU system's Excellence in Leadership Program, he has served the college and the university in multiple capacities, most notably as chair of the CLAS Council over the past two years. He also has co-chaired the educational policy and planning committee and has been a member of several groups: the academic standards committee, the educational policy and curriculum committee, two dean search committees, the Graduate Council and the educational policy committee of the university system. Over the course of a decade at UC Denver, he has served the English department as a major adviser and graduate director and has contributed to a number of new course developments and major curriculum revisions.