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Arthur Horne to serve as interim dean of College of Education

Arthur M. Horne, an emeritus professor and internationally known scholar in UGA’s College of Education, will serve as interim dean of the college while a national search is conducted to fill the post permanently.

Provost Arnett C. Mace Jr. announced that Horne will lead the college on an interim basis after Louis Castenell Jr. steps down as dean on Dec. 31. Castenell is leaving the dean’s post after eight years but will remain on the college faculty.

Horne joined the college’s department of counseling and human development services program in counseling psychology in 1989 and served as department head for four years. In 2002, he was named a Distinguished Research Professor. After retiring in 2006, he was granted emeritus status and is director of the college’s Educational Policy and Evaluation Center and continues to lead a major research project on violence prevention in middle schools.

“Dr. Andy Horne has an outstanding academic record and prior administrative experience,” said Mace. “This expertise, and the very strong support he enjoys from the College of Education due to his scholarship and consensus-building ability, will enable him to effectively serve as the interim dean. I look forward to working with Andy to continue to enhance the quality of programs in the college during his service as interim dean.”

An authority on group counseling and therapy and early intervention for at-risk children, Horne is widely known for his scholarship on troubled families and ways to prevent and deal with male bullying and aggressive behavior. He coordinated the College of Education’s certificate program in marriage and family therapy for 15 years. He is co-author or co-editor of 11 books and manuals, many dealing with family counseling and therapy and bullying. He is a Fellow of UGA’s Institute for Behavioral Research and a Fellow of  the American Psychological Association.     

Mace said a search committee soon will be formed to conduct a national search for a permanent dean.