Search for the Dean of the College of Education Now Underway

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An open search for the dean of the College of Education is now underway.

Recently, it was announced that Dean Mary Ann Danowitz will return to the college’s faculty in the Department of Educational Leadership, Policy and Human Development, effective October 5. Paola Sztajn, a professor in the Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences who recently served as interim associate vice provost for academic personnel and policy, will serve as interim dean.

The nomination committee for the dean of the College of Education is chaired by Dean Chris McGahan of the College of Sciences. The other committee members each represent a group of college constituents including faculty from each department, department heads, administration, EHRA non-faculty staff, SHRA staff, students and the College of Education Board. Committee members are:

  • Ann Goodnight, Secretary, NC State Board of Trustees
  • Mandy Blackmon, Director of Human Resources, College of Education
  • Christy Byrd, Associate Professor, Teacher Education and Learning Sciences, College of Education
  • Sarah Carrier, Professor, Teacher Education and Learning Sciences, College of Education
  • Lilia Collazo, Assistant Dean for Finance and Business, College of Education
  • Jessica DeCuir-Gunby, Head and Professor, Teacher Education and Learning Sciences
  • Cesar Delgado, Associate Professor, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education, College of Education
  • BJ Durham, Graduate Student, College of Education
  • Matt Friedrick, Executive Director of Development, College of Education
  • Bonnie Fusarelli, Professor, Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development, College of Education
  • Joy Gaston Gayles, Senior Advisor for Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, College of Education
  • Audrey Jaeger, Executive Director, Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research, and W. Dallas Herring Professor, Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development, College of Education
  • Maggie Lally, Undergraduate Student
  • Soonhye Park, Professor, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education, College of Education
  • Hiller Spires, Executive Director, Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, and Associate Dean, College of Education
  • Mike Ward, Chair, College of Education Board
  • Carrol Warren, Assistant Teaching Professor, Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development, College of Education

The nomination committee will hold its first meeting Friday, September 24, and will continue to work during the fall and spring semesters. Finalist candidate interviews and open forums will be held in early spring 2022. Stay up to date on the search by visiting the search page on the Provost’s Office website or go.ncsu.edu/ced-search.

Executive Search Services in NC State’s Human Resources division will be assisting the nomination committee. Kelly Wick will be managing the search for the Provost’s Office.

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