Public presentations by finalists for dean of College Education and Human Development, Feb. 17–March 3

Shibles Hall

The three finalists for dean of the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development will give public presentations on campus, all scheduled from 1:30–2:30 p.m.

Dr. Timothy Reagan, Feb. 17, Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall
Dr. Susan Gardner, March 1, Bangor Room, Memorial Union
Dr. Alison Carr-Chellman, March 3, Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall

Reagan recently returned to the United States, having served for three and a half years as founding dean of the Graduate School of Education at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan. He has held a variety of senior faculty and administrative positions at institutions in the U.S. and South Africa, including Gallaudet University, University of Connecticut, Roger Williams University, Central Connecticut State University and University of the Witwatersrand. He is the author of more than a dozen books and 150 refereed journal articles and book chapters on educational and applied linguistics, educational policy studies, educational reform, teacher education, comparative education and philosophy of education. His areas of expertise include teacher education and teacher education reform, language policy and planning in education, foreign language education, signed languages, and comparative and international education.

Gardner is interim dean of UMaine’s College of Education and Human Development and professor of higher education. She began her faculty career at Louisiana State University in 2005 and came to UMaine in 2007. Gardner has a strong focus on multicultural education, issues of social justice and the integration of technology in education. Her scholarship focuses on the intersectionality of the individual within the organizational environments of higher education institutions. She has authored over 50 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and books on doctoral student socialization and development, as well as on the topic of the retention and advancement of women faculty. In these areas, Gardner has also served as PI, Co-PI, and major personnel on grants from the National Science Foundation and the Sloan Foundation totaling nearly $24 million.

Carr-Chellman is the head of the Learning and Performance Systems (LPS) Department at Pennsylvania State University, and a professor of Learning, Design & Technology (LDT) in the College of Education. She has spent her academic career focused on school change and innovation. Her recent work has looked at how to re-engage disengaged learners through technology, such as video gaming. She has been at Penn State for 20 years, 12 of which included significant administrative assignments. She teaches courses in diffusion of innovations, cyber charter schools, gaming, instructional design and research apprenticeship. She is widely published and has presented keynotes globally.