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Dr. Heather Schoffstall, Dean, School of Education

Dr. Karen Parker   Dean Emeritus, School of Education 

Dr. Michael Shenkle Associate Dean, Operations

Dr. Clark T. W. Zealand, Associate Dean, Academics

Dr. Michelle Goodwin, Senior Assistant Dean, Teacher Education/Licensure

Dr. Deanna L. Keith, Assistant Dean, Graduate Studies

Dr. Kurt Y. Michael, Assistant Dean, Doctoral Programs and Research

Dr. Beth Ackerman, Chair, Special Education

Dr. Esther Alcindor, Chair, Early and Elementary Education

Dr. Andrea Beam, Chair, Middle Grades and Secondary Education

Dr. Russ Claxton, Chair, Curriculum and Instruction

Dr. Randall Dunn, Chair, Technology and Innovation

Dr. Samuel J. Smith, Chair, Educational Leadership

Dr. James Swezey, Chair, Qualitative Research

Dr. Scott Watson, Chair, Quantitative Research

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