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School of Education Graduate Programs

School of Education: (434) 582-2445
School of Education Fax: (434) 582-2468


Dr. Karen L. Parker, Dean, School of Education
Dr. Heather Schoffstall, Senior Associate Dean
Dr. Scott Watson, Associate Dean, Division of Graduate Education
Dr. Michelle Goodwin, Associate Dean, Division of Teacher Education
Dr. Beth Ackerman, Assistant Dean, Assessment
Dr. Kurt Michael, Assistant Dean, Doctoral Programs and Research
Dr. Esther Alcindor, Chair, Elementary Education
Dr. Deanna Keith, Chair, Special Education
Dr. Andrea Beam, Chair, Content/Secondary Education
Dr. Samuel J. Smith, Chair, School Administration
Dr. Rita Schellenberg, Chair, School Counseling
Dr. Randy Dunn, Chair, Educational Technology
Dr. Tracy Pritchard, Chair, Higher Education
Annyce Maddox, Chair, AA/BS Online Programs
Dr. Russ Claxton, Chair, Curriculum and Instruction
Dr. Lisa Foster, Chair, Quantitative Doctoral Research
Dr. James Swezey, Chair, Qualitative Doctoral Research


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