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UMSL Dean of Education

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M Cecil Smith | Curriculum Vitae | Bio
PhD Educational Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wis.
MS Post-Secondary/Agency Counseling, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan.
BA Education, Secondary English, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kan.

On-Campus Visit: November 14 & 15, 2017

  • Candidate Presentation and Q&A
    Tuesday, November 14, 2017
    2:00 - 3:30 p.m., Ed Collabitat



Dave L. Edyburn | Curriculum Vitae | Bio
PhD Special Education, University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign, Ill.
MSEd Reading, Illinois State University, Normal, Ill.
BSEd Learning Disabilities and Behavior Disorders, Illinois State University, Normal, Ill.

On-Campus Visit: November 27 & 28, 2017

  • Candidate Presentation and Q&A
    Monday, November 27, 2017
    2:00 - 3:30 p.m., Ed Collabitat



Ann R. Taylor | Curriculum Vitae | Bio
PhD Education, Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.
MEd, Sheffield University, Sheffield, U.K.
BS Geography, Nottingham University, Nottingham, U.K.

On-Campus Visit: November 29 & 30

  • Candidate Presentation and Q&A
    Wednesday, November 29, 2017
    2:00 - 3:30 p.m., Ed Collabitat




As the chief academic and administrative officer of the College of Education, the Dean reports directly to the Provost/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. The Dean is responsible for the College’s academic quality, research productivity, strategic planning, budget management, fundraising, faculty and staff evaluations, and community/school engagement. The College values strong, transparent leadership. The Dean will inherit strong academic programs, a dedicated faculty, a mature network of community partnerships, and our best asset--a diverse student body. The successful candidate will also join a group of deans who have cultivated a strong track record of collegiality and collaboration. Read More.