Edward Inch

Edward Inch was named Dean of the College of Arts and Letters at Sacramento State in August of 2011. He has been working with the faculty of the College to develop strategies for community and regional engagement with arts and cultural programs. He has focused his attention on leadership development, curriculum innovation, and degree completion initiatives.

He was educated on the West Coast, earning his BA at Western Washington University (Bellingham, WA), his MS at the University of Oregon (Eugene, OR), and his PhD at the University of Washington. His degrees are in Communication with a focus on conflict management and peace building.

Inch began as an Assistant Professor and Director of Speech and Debate at Pacific Lutheran University (Tacoma, WA) where he later became Department Chair for Communication & Theatre. He earned his mediation certificate through Washington State's Bar Association and was hired as Dean of the School of Arts and Communication in 2003. He worked extensively with the Nansen Dialogue Network (Lillehammer, Norway), focusing on conflicts in the Balkans and the School for Young Politicians (Ohrid, Macedonia). In 2007 he earned his International Peacebuilder Certificate. Inch became an American Council of Education Fellow for 2006-2007 and was hosted by California State University, Sacramento. He served as Provost at Capital University (Columbus, OH).