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David Axeen

Professor Emeritus, American Studies (1969-2007)

David Axeen held top administrative posts at Oxy for more than 20 years, including dean of the College and vice president for academic affairs.


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  • Phone: (323) 259-4691
  • Office Hours: Appointment only

Education: B.A., University of Iowa; M.A., Ph.D., Yale University

His administrative legacy includes bringing gender parity to the faculty and boosting racial minority representation in the teaching ranks. He has also brought more attention to the College's undergraduate research programs. In 2003, Axeen rejoined the American studies department.