The SOE Dean's Office oversees the administration, faculty affairs, curriculum and assessment, development, financial planning and space, and human resources for the School of Education.


Kelly Chandler-Olcott
Dean of the School of Education

Jing Lei
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

  • Accreditation
  • SOE Committees
  • Curriculum
  • Scholarships
  • Graduate Student Support

Michael Torak
Associate Dean for Administration

  • Business Services, Budget and Finance
  • Facilities and Space
  • Technology
  • Human Resources

Beth Ferri
Associate Dean for Research

  • Research
  • Grant Funding
  • Faculty Mentoring

Sharon Dotger
Faculty Director for Teacher Education and Undergraduate Studies

  • Undergraduate Programs and Curriculum
  • Teacher Education Programs and Curriculum

Cathy Engstrom
Faculty Director for Graduate Studies

  • Graduate Programs and Curriculum

Huey Hsiao
Assistant Dean for Student Success

Torin Washington
Assistant Dean for  Advancement

John Beecher
Budget Director

Paula Maxwell
Director of Information Technology

Martin Walls
Director of  Marketing and Communications

Anne Breed
Executive Assistant to the Dean

  • Dean’s Assistant
  • Promotion and Tenure

Courtney Fisher
Office Coordinator

  • Front of Office
  • Facilities Management
  • Event Assistance



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