Division of Academic Affairs

Education Dean Search

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to inform you that the search for the next Dean of the School of Education is now in active recruitment. We have contracted with Academic Search, an executive search firm, to assist us with our search, and Maya Ranchod Kirkhope will serve as the lead consultant on the search.

The members of the Dean search committee are:

Laura Barrett, Co-Chair: Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Jeni Mokren, Co-Chair: Dean, School of Fine and Performing Arts
Isis Barker: Assistant to the Dean for Budget, School of Education
Alex Bartholomew: Associate Professor, Geology, SSE
Lizabeth Cain: Associate Professor, Teaching and Learning, SOE
Laura Dull: Professor, Teaching and Learning, SOE
Art Gould: Lecturer, Educational Studies and Leadership, SOE
Robin Jacobowitz: Director of Education Projects, The Benjamin Center
Shelton Johnson: Assistant Professor, Black Studies, LAS
Jessica Sweet: Undergraduate SOE representative on the Student Senate
Amanda Vasquez: SOE graduate student

The search committee invites you to view the search ad and profile and strongly encourages you to nominate individuals through the nomination form. Please pay particular attention to the Desired Attributes of a New Dean section in the search profile as you consider nominating particular individuals.

In addition, we would like to provide an overview of the timeline for the search:

Timeline Search Process
January 23-25, 2024: The search goes ‘live’ by posting on the Academic Search website and in approved online advertising venues
Late January to Early March 2024: Search consultant builds candidate pool Search committee meets to prepare for candidate evaluation
March 2024: Search Committee conducts confidential interviews with semi-finalist candidates Search Committee recommends finalist candidates to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Early/Mid April 2024:  Finalist candidates visit campus
Late April / Early May 2024:  Provost selects candidate of choice Appointment of next Dean of Education announced
July 2024: New Dean of Education takes office in July 2024


Laura Barrett and Jeni Mokren, Search Committee Co-Chairs