FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 20, 2021
LUTHERAN COLLEGE WASHINGTON CONSORTIUM ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF NEW DEAN & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
ARLINGTON, VA – With the impending retirement of Dr. Douglas Clark, the Lutheran College Washington Consortium (LCWC) has appointed Dr. Edward Hasecke as the new Dean and Executive Director of the Lutheran College Washington Semester (LCWS) program after an extensive, nationwide search.
Dr. Hasecke is a faculty member and the director of the Hagen Center for Civic and Urban Engagement at Wittenberg University, a LCWC member institution. A political scientist by training, Dr. Hasecke has received recognition for his innovative use of experiential learning in the classroom, directed several academic programs, and currently oversees community-based internships, research, and service programs at Wittenberg. He also brings considerable experience working with nonprofit organizations in the public and private sector, while serving on boards and collaborating to provide educational opportunities for his students. Dr. Hasecke has played an active role in the evolution and success of the LCWS program as a LCWC Board member for over 15 years and has served as President of the Board of Directors for the past 5 years. He will join the LCWS team in his new role on July 1, 2021.
“The Lutheran College Washington Consortium board is thrilled to welcome Dr. Ed Hasecke as the next Dean and Executive Director,” says Dr. Rebecca Moore, Vice President of the LCWC Board of Directors. “Dr. Hasecke has demonstrated great enthusiasm for the program and a deep appreciation for its transformative impact on our students. We particularly welcome his commitment to further developing the civic engagement component of the program. The Board looks forward to working with Dr. Hasecke in the years ahead.”
Dr. Hasecke is a graduate of Wittenberg University and earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in Political Science from The Ohio State University. He taught at Cleveland State University before returning to his alma mater in 2005. He has taught classes on Congress, the presidency, public policy, and social science research methods and been published in journals such as Political Research Quarterly, Journal of Politics, and American Politics Research.
The Lutheran College Washington Semester (LCWS) program was founded in 1986 by three institutions of higher education - Gettysburg College, Muhlenberg College, and Roanoke College - to provide students with an opportunity to live and study in Washington, D.C. The Lutheran College Washington Consortium (LCWC) is the governing board of the LCWS program, which now serves thirteen Lutheran colleges and universities, and strives to connect students with internship opportunities that provide real-world experience to further their classroom education and career goals. LCWS prepares students for life after college, and provides them with the skills they need to be more active citizens in their communities.