SOE News

Dean search under way

The national search for a new dean of the School of Education is under way. The search committee is reviewing a variety of outstanding applicants.

The committee, chaired by Jean Folkerts, dean of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, expects to invite candidates to campus this winter.

If you want to submit a comment or opinion to the search committee, please send an e-mail to Dean Folkerts’ assistant, Jo Bass, at jbass@email.unc.edu and enter “School of Education” in the subject line.

Committee members are:

  • Jean Folkerts, chair of the search committee and dean, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Cheryl Mason Bolick, assistant professor and program coordinator, Elementary Education, School of Education
  • Harriet Boone, associate professor and area chair, Teaching and Learning, School of Education
  • Kathleen Brown, associate professor and area chair, Educational Leadership, School of Education
  • Jane Gorey, assistant to area chair, Educational Leadership, School of Education
  • Judith Meece, professor and area chair, Human Development and Psychological Studies, School of Education
  • Musette Morgan, member of Board of Directors, School of Education Foundation, Inc., and former member of Tennessee State Board of Education 
  • George Noblit, Joseph R. Neikirk Distinguished Professor; area chair, Culture, Curriculum and Change; and program coordinator, Culture, Curriculum and Change strand in the M.A./Ph.D. in Education program, School of Education
  • Sam Odom, director, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute and professor, School of Education  
  • Steve Reznick, professor, Department of Psychology
  • Kari Siko, doctoral student and president, Graduate Student Association, School of Education
  • Linda Tillman, professor and program coordinator, Ed.D. in Educational Leadership program, School of Education
  • Lynne Vernon-Feagans, William C. Friday Distinguished Professor and program coordinator, Early Childhood, Families and Literacy strand in Ph.D. in Education program, School of Education
  • Mike Williams, director of UNC Center for School Leadership Development; president, School of Education Alumni Association; and member, Board of Directors, School of Education Foundation, Inc.