University of Georgia Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Pamela Whitten has appointed a committee to begin a national search to fill the position of dean of the College of Education.
Michelle “Shelley” Nuss, campus dean of the Augusta University/UGA Medical Partnership, will chair the search committee, which includes faculty, staff, alumni and student representation.
Additional search committee members are:
• Kevin Ayres, professor in the department of communication sciences and special education.
• Jane Barghothi, executive director of development in the Division of Development and Alumni Relations.
• Usree Bhattacharya, assistant professor in the department of language and literacy education.
• Laine Bradshaw, associate professor in the department of educational psychology.
• Rob Branch, professor and head of the department of career and information studies.
• Marques Dexter, doctoral student in the Sport Management and Policy program.
• Cara Dunbar, undergraduate student pursuing a BSEd degree in middle grades education.
• Ellen Evans, associate dean for research and graduate education and professor in the department of kinesiology.
• Andrew Garber, assistant dean of finance and senior director of finance and administration.
• Jim Garrett, associate professor in the department of educational theory and practice.
• Ashley Harrison, assistant professor in the department of educational psychology.
• Bernadette Heckman, associate professor and director of clinical training in the department of counseling and human development services.
• Julie Luft, Athletic Association Professor in the department of mathematics and science education.
• Christopher Mojock, clinical assistant professor in the department of kinesiology.
• Carolyn McNearny, executive assistant to the dean.
• Beth Tolley, clinical associate professor in the department of educational theory and practice.
• Sheneka Williams, associate professor in the department of lifelong education, administration and policy.
• Victor Wilson, vice president for student affairs.
College of Education Dean Craig H. Kennedy was recently named provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of Connecticut, effective April 1.
Founded in 1908, the UGA College of Education is perennially ranked among the nation’s top research-intensive institutes and continues to be a center for innovative research, teaching and service projects of local, national and international interest. One of the largest and most diverse public colleges of education, it offers more than a dozen undergraduate majors and approximately 90 graduate programs leading to careers as educators, counselors, psychologists, administrators, researchers, educational and health-related specialists.