Education & Social Sciences

Leadership

Leonard Williams, Dean of the College of Education and Social Sciences

Dean of the College of Education and Social Sciences

As Dean of Arts and Sciences, Judd Case provides leadership for the Colleges of Arts and Humanities, the College of Education and Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences.

Dr. Case brings a range of administrative experience to the role. He previously served as chair of the Department of Communication Studies and has chaired the Undergraduate Promotion and Tenure Committee. He also served on the Values, Ideas and the Arts Committee, the Independent Colleges of Indiana Leadership Council, the Institutional Vitality Initiative Academic Programs Task Force, and the Governance Restructuring Committee.

Judd joined the Manchester faculty in 2007. He earned his B.A. in communication and his M.A. in mass communication from Brigham Young University. He earned his Ph.D. in communication studies with an emphasis in media studies from the University of Iowa. His dissertation, an archival exploration of logistical media, was chaired by Dr. John Durham Peters, now of Yale University. Judd’s scholarship includes archival work in media history and theoretical interpretations of pop culture artifacts. He has presented to the International Communication Association, National Communication Association, and Popular Culture Association. He has taught courses in media literacy, digital storytelling, communication theory, professional communication, and human communication. He has been instrumental in developing Manchester’s digital media arts program and is the founder of Spartan Stream, the student-run streaming and podcasting service.

When Judd isn’t discussing media with students and colleagues, he is playing in a chess tournament or rehearsing with Manchester’s rock band, The Otho Winger Experience. Judd is married to Joanne Case and is the father of Gabriel Case.