- Florida State University, PhD, Communication, 1998
- University of North Carolina - Greensboro, MA, Communication , 1994
- University of North Carolina - Charlotte, BA, English, 1992
Dr. Chrys Egan is the Associate Dean of the Fulton School of Liberal Arts and a Professor of Communication. Her SU leadership positions have included Director of the Youth Innovation Academy, Co-Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity, Faculty Senate President, and BEACON Scholar in Residence. Off-campus, she is the current President of International Leadership Association’s Women and Leadership, Second Vice-President of the Maryland Communication Association, and Past-President of the Popular Culture Association in the South. She has 35 academic publications and 50 popular press articles on communication, leadership, and culture. Her most recent co-edited book is Pathways into the Political Arena: The Perspectives of Global Women Leaders by Information Age in 2020. She has taught over 40 different university subjects, mentored more than 100 research students, and delivered over 100 conference presentations. She earned SU awards for President’s Diversity for Faculty, Student Government Association Outstanding Faculty, Alumni Faculty Appreciation, Outstanding Research Mentor, President’s Faculty Award, and Distinguished Faculty. Throughout the state, she has been honored with the University System of Maryland Board of Regents Excellence in Mentoring, Maryland Top 100 Women, and Leadership Maryland. She has two wonderful sons.