UA Begins Search for New Education Dean

The University of Alabama College of Education has opened the search for its next dean.

Updated May 24 to include link to the search website.

The college seeks a strategic and collaborative leader with a high scholarly profile to serve as the next dean of the College of Education. The search will begin immediately and continue over the summer. The search committee plans to identify finalists in August/September and begin interviews shortly thereafter, with an announcement of the college’s new dean expected before the end of the calendar year.

Dr. Nicole Swoszowski, professor and head of the department of special education and multiple abilities, is serving as chair of the search committee. Swoszowski is joined by committee members elected by the college including:

  • Angela Benson, professor and head of the department of educational leadership, policy and technology studies
  • Carl Hancock, professor and head of the department of music education
  • Alison Hooper, assistant professor of early childhood education
  • Hayley MacDonald, assistant professor of exercise science
  • David Walker, associate professor of educational psychology

Committee members appointed by UA President Stuart R. Bell include:

  • Elizabeth Bailey, office associate II, School of Music
  • Schnavia Hatcher, dean, School of Social Work
  • Shelley Jones, College of Education Board of Visitors
  • Jason Scofield, associate professor, College of Human Environmental Sciences
  • Stacy Hughey-Surman, clinical associate professor, College of Education

The mission of the College of Education is to be a leader in Alabama and across the nation in teaching, scholarship, advocacy and service by developing professionals with pedagogic and disciplinary expertise who advance the intellectual and social conditions of all learners in a globalized society.