UF appoints committee, launches search for next COE dean

University of Florida Provost Joseph Glover has announced the start of a nationwide search for the next dean of UF’s College of Education. Catherine Emihovich, dean of education since 2002, announced Feb. 14 she will leave the college’s top post Aug. 14 to return to teaching and research as a tenured professor on the college faculty. (See related story.)

Glover has named Steve Dorman, dean of UF’s College of Health and Human Performance, to chair the nine-member search committee. Other appointees are:

  • Thomasenia Adams, professor, School of Teaching and Learning, College of Education
  • James Algina, professor, School of Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education, College of Education
  • Elizabeth Bondy, professor and director, School of Teaching and Learning, College of Education
  • Alan Dorsey, associate dean for natural sciences and mathematics, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Delores Lastinger, advisory board member, Lastinger Center for Learning, College of Education
  • Kathleen Long, associate provost and dean, College of Nursing
  • Michael Perri, dean, College of Public Health and Health Professions
  • Tina Smith-Bonahue, professor, School of Special Education, School Psychology, and Early Childhood Studies, College of Education

The committee held its first two meetings March 15 and March 18.

Nominations and applications should be submitted to Parker Executive Search of Atlanta prior to April 15. A complete job description is available on the PES website. Applications received after April 15 may be considered at the discretion of the committee or hiring authority. Members of the college and university community are encouraged to nominate candidates.

For more information and related links, visit the official COE Dean Search Committee site or the search committee listings on the UF Office of Provost website.


SOURCE: Steve Dorman, dean of UF’s College of Health and Human Performance, sdorman@ufl.edu; 352-392-0578

MEDIA CONTACT: Larry Lansford, director of news and communications, UF’s College of Education, llansford@coe.ufl.edu; 352-273-4137