Dean serves as Senior Campus Planner and Owner at Credo, a consulting firm with offices in Wisconsin and North Carolina specializing in small, private higher education. He leads efforts related to campus master planning, optimizing space use, instructional space planning, and atmospherics assessments. Dean has been in higher education and consulting for more than 28 years. Prior to joining Credo, Dean served as Assistant Chancellor for Planning and Budget at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. In this position, Dean coordinated institutional resource and facilities planning, developed information in support of decision making, developed planning and operating resource calendars and processes, and advised the Chancellor and others who were delegated on matters of strategic direction. Dean also taught Human Development at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay and served as the first campus sustainability coordinator. Dean earned a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in developmental psychology from West Virginia University, with a specialty in adult development and aging.