Dr. Lance Grahn

Kent State University at Trumbull

Dr. Lance Grahn is dean and chief administrative officer at Kent State University at Trumbull. He has held a variety of other professional leadership roles during his 30 years in higher education.

Prior to coming to Kent State Trumbull, Dr. Grahn served as provost and dean of faculty/vice president for academic affairs at the University of Central Arkansas where he also taught as a tenured full professor in the Department of History.

He has also worked at:

• The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point as dean of the College of Letters and Science and professor of History
• Marquette University as chair of the Department of History
• The University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he taught Latin American history
• Calvin College, where he was a post-doctoral research fellow
• Radford University, where he began his teaching career
• He was a visiting lecturer in Brazil in 1988
• He has also lived and conducted research in Colombia and Spain

Dr. Grahn has received several professional awards for teaching excellence, research and K-16 collaborations, and he has received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

An accomplished author, Grahn has written or co-authored numerous books, journal articles and book chapters.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in history and Spanish from Abilene Christian University, a master’s degree in Latin American history from Texas Tech University and a doctorate in Latin American history from Duke University.

He and his wife, Dianne, happily reside in Cortland.

Discover Your Purpose At Kent State

Kent State University at Trumbull , 4314 Mahoning Ave. in Warren, provides students with a world-class education, while providing access to academic, economic and cultural advancement.

A part of Kent State University’s eight-campus system, Kent State University at Trumbull offers nearly 30 bachelor or associate degrees and beginning coursework for any of the more than 280 academic programs offered by Kent State.

The campus sits on 438 acres with three academic buildings occupying over 246,000 square feet, while also boasting a two-acre natural resource in Lake Anne.