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Dean, College of Education

Washington State University (WSU), a distinguished research and land-grant university, seeks a visionary and experienced leader to serve as the Dean of the College Education.

The Dean of the College of Education is responsible for the academic and administrative oversight of the college and reports directly to the Provost and Executive Vice President. The Dean provides leadership and vision in strategic planning and implementation of programs and leads College development activities. WSU seeks an entrepreneurial Dean with high academic standards; an outstanding record of research; dedication to strong undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral education; a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and an ability to represent the College externally to local, national, and international constituencies. Candidates for the position should have an earned doctorate, a record consistent with appointment as a full professor in a College department, relevant administrative experience, and national stature.

For more information about the College of Education, please visit: https://education.wsu.edu/.

Candidate Presentation Schedule

We are pleased to announce that four finalists for the College of Education Dean search are scheduled for finalist interviews during the weeks of February 26 and March 4. WSU faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to attend each finalist’s presentation which will outline their vision for the College of Education. The presentations will originate from the WSU Pullman campus and be available for colleagues system-wide via a Zoom webinar. Time will also be reserved for question-and-answer following the presentation. Presentations will be recorded and available for three (3) business days following the respective visit.

*Finalists’ names, biographies, and curriculum vitae will be released three (3) business days before the respective visit.

Finalist #1 – Phillip G. Post (Associate Dean of Academics Affairs and Professor, Kinesiology Department, College of Health, Education, and Social Transformation, New Mexico State University)
Biography; Curriculum Vitae
February 26 from 8:30 – 9:30 AM (Pacific)

  • Pullman: Spark Building, Room 323
  • Zoom Webinar (WSU network ID and password required)

Finalist #2 – *Name Forthcoming
Biography; Curriculum Vitae
February 29 from 8:30 – 9:30 AM (Pacific)

  • Pullman: Cleveland Hall, Room 30
  • Zoom Webinar (WSU network ID and password required)

Finalist #3 – *Name Forthcoming
Biography; Curriculum Vitae
March 4 from 8:30 – 9:30 AM (Pacific)

  • Pullman: Spark Building, Room 323
  • Zoom Webinar (WSU network ID and password required)

Finalist #4 – *Name Forthcoming
Biography; Curriculum Vitae
March 7 from 8:30 – 9:30 AM (Pacific)

  • Pullman: Cleveland Hall, Room 30
  • Zoom Webinar (WSU network ID and password required)

Feedback regarding the Finalists

At the conclusion of each visit, we strongly encourage you to submit your feedback regarding each finalist. Your input will be extremely valuable and will be considered carefully as the next College of Education Dean is selected. Please click here to access the survey. The survey will close at 5:00 PM (Pacific) on Wednesday, March 13. Survey feedback is anonymous and confidential. Comments will only be made available to Provost Chilton.

Opportunity and Challenge Profile

To view the opportunity and challenge profile for the College of Education Dean position, please click here.

Search Advisory Committee

  • Douglas Call, Co-Chair and Senior Vice Provost, Office of the Provost (WSU System)
  • Mary Rezac, Co-Chair and Dean, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture (WSU System)
  • Sola Adesope, Associate Dean for Research and External Funding, College of Education (WSU Pullman)
  • Tariq Akmal, Chair and Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning (WSU Pullman)
  • Robert Catena, Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Educational Psychology (WSU Pullman)
  • Tammy Crawford, Associate Professor (Career-Track), Department of Educational Leadership and Sport Management (WSU Pullman)
  • Angie Hammond, Director, Office of Undergraduate Student Services, College of Education (WSU Pullman)
  • Jennifer Miltenberger, Associate Vice President for Development, WSU Foundation (WSU Vancouver)
  • Judith Morrison, Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning; Tri-Cities Academic Director, College of Education; Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Programs (WSU Tri-Cities)
  • Katherine Rodela, Interim Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Sport Management (WSU Vancouver)
  • Judy Rogers, College of Education External Stakeholder
  • Gay Selby, College of Education External Stakeholder
  • Jeff Walls, Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Sport Management (WSU Spokane)

Search Firm

The national executive search firm of Isaacson, Miller has been selected to assist Washington State University in its search for the next Dean for the College of Education. As one of the country’s premier executive search firms, Isaacson, Miller has nearly 40 years of experience in recruiting senior leaders for some of the top visual and performing arts and cultural organizations, academic medical centers, healthcare institutions, foundations, preK-12 education and education improvement organizations, colleges and universities, social justice advocacy groups, conservation and environment organizations, human services providers, and other mission-driven organizations that make a difference in people’s lives. For more information regarding Isaacson, Miller, please click here.

Questions

Please contact the Office of the Provost at (509) 335-5581 and ask for Kristina Peterson-Wilson (Vice Provost for Academic Administration & Chief of Staff) or Haley Klemmetson (Executive Assistant).  


Washington State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action educator and employer. Members of ethnic minorities, women, disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently-separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability, and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply. WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility.