Athens, Ga. – A committee has been formed at the University of Georgia to oversee a national search for the next dean of UGA’s College of Education.
Arnett C. Mace Jr., senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, announced that Laura Jolly, dean of the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, will chair the committee, which includes faculty, staff, students and alumni of the education college.
The committee will conduct a national search to recommend candidates to be interviewed to succeed Louis Castenell Jr., who stepped down as dean on Dec. 31 but remains a faculty member in the college. Arthur Horne, an emeritus professor and former head of the department of counseling and human development services in the college, is serving as interim dean.
A placement firm, Academic Search, Inc., will assist with the search.
In addition to Jolly, other committee members are:
Brian Glaser, professor of counseling and human development; Juanita Johnson-Bailey, professor of lifelong education, administration and policy; Elizabeth St. Pierre, professor of language and literacy education; Janette Hill, associate professor of educational psychology and instructional technology; Jenny Oliver, academic professional in counseling and human development; Michael Hannafin, professor and director of the Learning and Performance Support Laboratory;
Diane Cooper, professor of counseling and human development; Patrick O’Connor, professor of kinesiology; Shawn Glynn, professor of educational psychology and instructional technology; Ann Bothe, head of the department of communication sciences and special education; Stephanie Jones, assistant professor of elementary education; Norman Thomson, associate professor of mathematics and science education; Jay Rojewski, professor of workforce education, leadership and social foundations;
Dorothy White, associate professor of mathematics and science education; Amanda Cole, administrative assistant in elementary and social studies; Mary Barnes, graduate student representative; Kelli Sims, undergraduate student representative; and Maxine Easom, principal of Clarke Central High School.