William P. Mullaney, Ph.D.

Vice President of Academic Affairs

After beginning his career with the McGraw-Hill Book Company, Dr. William (Bill) Mullaney entered the academic arena by teaching at the University of California, San Diego as a graduate student.

Shortly thereafter, he became an adjunct instructor in the Maricopa Community College District at Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC) and Glendale Community College. He was hired as a full-time member of the English faculty at CGCC in 1999 and earned tenure five years later. As a faculty member, he led two of the college’s key instructional initiatives, service learning and learning communities, and became very involved in outcomes assessment and curriculum development. During this time, he developed and taught the college’s first online English class and first African-American literature course and led the team that developed a student electronic portfolio system. In 2005 he was elected chair of the Language and Humanities Division.  His accomplishments in this role included the creation of a creative writing program, the expansion of the world languages program and the development of a partnership between the ESL program and the Intel Corporation.

In 2008 he was appointed CGCC’s first Dean of Arts and Sciences.  His accomplishments in this role include the development of two new programs: iStart Smart, the college’s multi-faceted student success program, and Connect to Your Major, a faculty advisement program, which was awarded the college’s 2010 Innovation on the Year Award.

Prior to joining Bergen, he served on a special assignment as Dean-in-Residence at the district office of the Maricopa Community Colleges on a number of large-scale projects, most notably developmental education and student success.

Dr. Mullaney has published articles on Harriet Beecher Stowe, John Steinbeck and Zora Neale Hurston.

He earned his B.A. in English from the University of Virginia, an M.A. in literature from the University of California, San Diego and a Ph.D. in English from Tulane University.