SOE News

Dean candidates on campus for interviews in February

Three candidates for the position of dean of the School of Education will be on campus for interviews in early February. The candidates and interview dates are as follows:

Friday, Feb. 1, 2008

Williamson McDiarmid, Ph.D., University of Washington

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008

Leonard Abbeduto, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008

Jonathan Plucker, Ph.D., Indiana University

The Search Committee, chaired by Jean Folkerts, dean of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, has been working since last summer. Comments may be submitted to Dean Folkerts’ assistant, Jo Bass, at jbass@email.unc.edu; 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. Niekirk 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
  • 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.