Dean and Professor of Humanities and Literature
PhD American Literature – Emory University
Mueller Hall 100
Dean VanZanten became the Dean of Christ College in July 2018, the first female dean in the college’s 50+ year history. She previously served at Seattle Pacific University, where she founded the Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development, directed the University Scholars (Honors) Program, and was a Professor of English. Dean VanZanten is a frequent speaker on Christian higher education across the country, and has published extensively in areas such as vocation, faculty development, American Literature, and African Literature. She is the author or editor of seven books.