College of Education Dean Search

Georgia State University seeks an experienced and accomplished leader to serve as Dean of the College of Education. The dean reports to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, and is responsible for visionary, innovative leadership and effective administration of the College. The dean will provide leadership in the improvement of teacher training and educational leadership and will recognize the importance of consensus building, interdisciplinary collaboration, external funding, and donor and partner relations, while defining the College of Education and its role in the broader mission of the University.

The Dean of the College of Education will be an inspiring and creative administrator and an excellent scholar who is committed to leading a large, diverse, and dynamic college of education with more than 150 tenured, tenure-track and non-tenure track faculty, scholars and practitioners. The dean will be responsible for all aspects of administering the College, including hiring, curriculum development, programming, advisement, international initiatives, interdisciplinary programs and budget planning. The dean will represent the College to various constituencies both within and outside the University, and will contribute significantly to recruitment and fundraising for the College.

The Dean of the College of Education will be an inspiring and creative administrator and an excellent scholar who is committed to leading a large, diverse, and dynamic college of education with more than 150 tenured, tenure-track and non-tenure track faculty, scholars and practitioners. The dean will be responsible for all aspects of administering the College, including hiring, curriculum development, programming, advisement, international initiatives, interdisciplinary programs and budget planning. The dean will represent the College to various constituencies both within and outside the University, and will contribute significantly to recruitment and fundraising for the College.

  • Significant leadership abilities and a strong vision for a modern college of education located in a cosmopolitan capital city
  • High standards for research excellence and a strong understanding of disciplines and directions in the field
  • Exceptional communication skills with the ability to convey the value of research, education, and specific initiatives to both internal and external stakeholders
  • The ability to develop and implement goals and action plans in support of the college and university strategic plans
  • An understanding of the importance of multiple dimensions of diversity in the college and university communities
  • The ability to form relationships with superintendents and pre-collegiate personnel in schools that could lead to collaborative partnerships
  • Strengths in building excellent and innovative academic programs in education and human development including experiences with interdisciplinary and international initiatives
  • Strong administrative experience, including skills necessary to run a college, hire and develop staff, and work collaboratively with chairs, administrative officers, other deans, and university leadership
  • Vision and demonstrated experience to engage faculty, staff and students in research, teaching and outreach that address educational issues and supports successful collaborative partnerships in the context of urban communities
  • Strong interest and skills in developing donor and alumni relations
  • Superb and dedicated teacher with a record of scholarship to qualify for tenure at the rank of Professor in the College of Education at Georgia State University

Lynda Brown-Wright, Co-Chair
Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs
Professor, Counseling & Psychological Services
lyndabrownwright@gsu.edu

Mary Beth Walker, Co-Chair
Dean/Professor, Andrew Young School for Policy Studies
mbwalker@gsu.edu

L. Jerome (Jerry) Brandon
Professor, Kinesiology and Health
College of Education
lbrandon@gsu.edu

Brian Dew
Chair and Associate Professor, Counseling & Psychological Services
College of Education
bdew@gsu.edu

Kyle Frantz
Professor, Neuroscience
College of Arts & Sciences
kfrantz@gsu.edu

MaryAnne Gaunt
Associate Director, Principals Center
College of Education
magaunt@gsu.edu

Jonathan Gayles
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Learning
Associate Professor, African-American Studies
College of Arts & Sciences
jgayles@gsu.edu

Steve Harmon
Director and Professor, Learning Technologies Division
College of Education
swharmon@gsu.edu

Lynn Hart
Professor, Early Childhood Education
College of Education
lhart@gsu.edu

Joyce E. King
Benjamin E. Mays Endowed Chair for Urban Teaching, Learning and Leadership
Professor, Educational Policy Studies
College of Education
jking@gsu.edu

Dean Jordan
Director of Development
College of Education
djordan21@gsu.edu

Amy Lederberg
Professor, Educational Psychology and Special Education
College of Education
alederberg@gsu.edu

Peter Swanson
Associate Professor, Modern and Classical Languages
College of Arts & Sciences
(404) 413-6595
pswanson@gsu.edu

Christine Thomas
Associate Professor, Middle-Secondary Education
College of Education
cthomas11@gsu.edu

Wanda J. Blanchett
Dean and Ewing Marion Kauffman/Missouri Endowed Chair in Teacher Education
University of Missouri-Kansas City
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Paul Alberto
College of Education Interim Dean and Regents’ Professor of Intellectual Disabilities
Georgia State University
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Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy 
Vice Dean of Academic Affairs
School of Education, The Johns Hopkins University
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