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Nomination Committee

9.24.15

The provost is pleased to announce that an open search for the Dean of the College of Education is now underway.

Nomination Committee

  • Chair: Maureen Grasso, Dean, Graduate School
  • Sarah Carrier, Associate Professor, Teacher Education and Learning Sciences
  • Nolan Fahrer, Teaching Assistant Professor, STEM Education
  • Ann Goodnight, Secretary, NC State Board of Trustees
  • Marc Grimmett, Associate Professor, Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development
  • Sonya Harris, Graduate Student, Teacher Education and Learning Sciences
  • Kevin Howell, Assistant to the Chancellor for External Affairs and Member, North Carolina State Board of Education
  • Audrey Jaeger, Professor, Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development
  • Hollylynne Lee, Professor, STEM Education
  • Mary Morris, Executive Assistant to Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
  • Teya Rutherford, Assistant Professor, Teacher Education and Learning Sciences
  • Samir Patel, Undergraduate Student, STEM Education
  • Paola Sztajn, Head, Teacher Education and Learning Sciences
  • Dan Taylor, Chair, College of Education Advisory Board
  • Saundra Williams, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, North Carolina Community Colleges
  • Mary Ann Wolf, Director of Digital Learning, Friday Institute

Parker Executive Search and Executive Search Services in NC State’s Human Resources Division will be assisting the committee. Dr. Katie Perry will be the Office of the Provost’s liaison for this search.

Provost’s memo announcing Dean of the College of Education nomination committee [pdf]

Interim Dean

4.27.15

Announcement by Provost Arden:

As I shared last week, Jayne Fleener plans to step down as dean of the College of Education at the end of June.

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Mary Ann Danowitz, currently head of the Department of Leadership, Policy and Adult and Higher Education, as interim dean, effective July 1, 2015. As an experienced administrator who is relatively new to NC State, I believe Dr. Danowitz brings a valuable external perspective to the College that will be especially important as she leads the college in the coming year. In the time since she became joined the university in 2012, she has taken significant steps to strengthen LPAHE, has been leading the development of new education leadership pathways for community college administrators and has spearheaded the reorganization of the college’s PhD programs. I know you will do everything you can to support Dr. Danowitz in her new role.

I will begin a national search for dean of the College of Education in the fall, with an initial review of candidates in early 2016. My hope is to have the new dean in place July 2016.