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Michael S. Rosenberg

Dean, School of Education

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Michael S. Rosenberg
Dean, School of Education

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Michael S. Rosenberg was appointed as the new dean of the School of Education at the State University of New York at New Paltz, effective Aug. 3, 2012.

As the Dean of the School of Education at New Paltz, Rosenberg serves as the chief academic and administrative officer for the School. His responsibilities include mentoring department chairs; recruiting and developing new faculty; supporting and initiating regional partnerships; and coordinating with faculty to promote innovative programs responsive to the needs of the region and to the State University of New York (SUNY). Rosenberg also manages financial resources and external fundraising; oversees accreditation procedures; and implements SUNY and State Education Department policies.

Rosenberg previously served as the associate dean for research in the School of Education and a professor in the Department of Special Education at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md. Prior to his 26 years at Johns Hopkins (11 as department chair), Rosenberg was an assistant professor for four years at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., and also a visiting scholar at Westminster College in Oxford, England. Prior to his return to graduate study, Rosenberg taught secondary students with learning and behavior disorders for the Orleans-Niagara Board of Cooperative Educational Services in New York.

Rosenberg is the co-editor of Teacher Education and Special Education, the journal of the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children. He also co-authored five textbooks on various topics in special education. Rosenberg has authored or co-authored more than 60 articles and chapters, and served as a field editor for a number of special education journals.

Rosenberg completed a term as president of the Higher Education Consortium for Special Education and has served as research committee chair, publications chair, and secretary for the Council for Learning Disabilities. He was the first president of the Maryland Council for Learning Disabilities and completed a term as PTA president for Rodgers Forge Elementary School. He has advised over 30 doctoral graduates and was a recipient of the 2007 Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children/Merrill Teacher of Excellence Award.

No stranger to SUNY, Rosenberg holds both his master’s and bachelor’s degrees in special education from the State University College at Buffalo (Buffalo State). He earned his Ph.D. in special education at Pennsylvania State University, and was recently a Fulbright Fellow at Saint Patrick's College in Dublin, Ireland.

From Brooklyn, N.Y., Rosenberg is married to Irene Edmond-Rosenberg, an academic advisor who holds a master’s degree in public administration. They have one son, Daniel, who is currently attending law school.