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Finalists for School of Education deanship announced

Three finalists for the deanship at Carolina’s School of Education have been selected. Each of the three will visit the School in February, making a public presentation and meeting with faculty, students, alumni and staff.

Each of the candidates is scheduled to visit the University and the School of Education to meet with faculty, staff, students and alumni.

Each will give a public hour long talk centered on these topics: “The vision for a School of Education, the challenges you see in higher education, your ideas about meeting those challenges and why you are prepared to do so.”

Each of the talks will be held in Toy Lounge in Dey Hall.

Brief details about each of the candidates, listed in the order of their campus visits, and a link to their CVs and current biographical pages follow.

Christopher Morphew
Public presentation: Feb. 8, 2:30 p.m.

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Christopher Morphew

Morphew is executive associate dean for research and innovation at the College of Education at the University of Iowa.

He received his B.A. in philosophy/government from the University of Notre Dame, his Ed.M. in education from Harvard university, his M.A. in sociology from Stanford University and his Ph.D. in social sciences in education, also from Stanford.

Morphew has also served Iowa’s College of Education as a department head for five years. Before going to Iowa, Morphew held tenured faculty positions at the University of Kansas and University of Georgia.

Morphew’s research focuses on issues of institutional diversity, including those related to state higher education policy and the ways colleges and universities communicate to constituent groups. His work has appeared in many journals, including the Review of Higher Education, Research in Higher Education, The Journal of Higher Education, Educational Finance, Higher Education Policy and the NASPA Journal. He has made invited and refereed presentations across the United States and in more than a dozen other countries.

Morphew’s work is been by the National Science Foundation, the Lumina Foundation, and the Ford Foundation. His most recent book, for which he was co-editor, is “Privatizing the Public University,” published by Johns Hopkins University Press.

Morphew's CV
Morphew’s current biographical page

Fouad Abd-El-Khalick
Public presentation: Feb. 10, 2:30 p.m.

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Fouad Abd-El-Khalick

Abd-El-Khalick is associate dean for research and research education at the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also serves as director of the Bureau of Educational Research at the university. He holds the appointment as a Grayce Wicall Gauthier Professor of Education.

He received his B.S., T.D. and M.A. degrees from the American University of Beirut. He earned a Ph.D. in science education from Oregon State University.

He has been at the University of Illinois since 2000, where he is a professor of curriculum and instruction. Prior to going to Illinois, he served for two years as an assistant professor in the Department of Education at American University of Beirut.

Abd-El-Khalick writes in the field of science education. Many of his publications are drawn from research that he and colleagues have undertaken while he was principal or co-principal investigator on major research grants. He is also co-editor of one of the top-ranked journals in the field, the Journal of Research in Science Teaching.

Abd-El-Khalick has served as co-principal investigator on a National Science Foundation-funded project to bring state-of-the-art science content and instructional approaches to K-12 schools in Illinois.

In 2011 he was appointed as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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Abd-El-Khalick’s current biographical page

Carole Basile
Public presentation: Feb. 22, 2:30 p.m.

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Carole Basile

Basile is dean of the College of Education at the University of Missouri St. Louis.

Basile received her bachelor’s degree in Human Development and her Master’s, in Counseling Education, from Pennsylvania State University and her doctorate, in Curriculum and Instruction, from the University of Houston.

Prior to going to UMSL, Basile was the founder and former director of the Center for Applied Science and Mathematics for Innovation and Competitiveness at the University of Colorado Denver, a center established as a STEM collaborative between the community and the university. She served as director and associate dean of teacher education at UCD for six years.

Her academic career has included numerous grant projects related to math and science education, teacher education, community engagement, and environmental education. Her research efforts have been in the area of teacher education and teacher leadership, professional development schools, environmental education, and interdisciplinary learning.

She has published numerous articles, books, book chapters, and technical papers. In addition, she has received outstanding teaching awards for her ability to teach using experiential learning techniques.

Basile also has 12 years of experience working in business and industry in the areas of sales, management, marketing, and corporate training and development.

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Basile’s current biographical page