Cole Crittenden, a former Slavic Ph.D (Class of 2005) has become the next Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Graduate School of Princeton University.
Cole earned his M.A. and Ph.D. here in Slavic Languages and Literatures, after having completed a B.A. (summa) in English and Political Science at Weber State University in 1998. Cole’s 2005 dissertation, on Russian and Czech drama, is entitled “Theater in Time: the Meta-Temporal Drama of Chekhov, Vvedensky, and Havel.”
Cole brings significant and relevant administrative experience to the job. While still a graduate student, Cole served as an assistant master in Rockefeller College, a writing partner in the Princeton Writing Center, and a GSU (now GSG; Graduate Student Government) representative, and both a student health board advisory member and liaison with University Health Services.
From 2005-07, Cole was resident dean at Currier House, Harvard University, where he oversaw the academic progress and well-being of some 360 undergraduates. He also taught in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Harvard. He returned to Princeton in 2007 as the director of studies in Whitman College and in 2010 moved to West College as the associate dean of undergraduate students, where his major responsibilities have been supervision of staff in the residential colleges, crisis intervention, non-academic withdrawals and readmission, and discipline.