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Dean's Office

Welcome to the Office of the Dean in the College of Education at Michigan State University.

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Our College Leadership

On April 21, 2022 MSU Provost Teresa K. Woodruff announced she was recommending recommended Jerlando F. L. Jackson to be the next dean of the MSU College of Education, effective July 1, 2022. Jackson will also hold the title of MSU Foundation Professor of Education. The recommendation is subject to approval by the MSU Board of Trustees.

Currently, University Distinguished Professor Ann E. Austin is serving as Interim Dean, a role she has held since July 1, 2021.

Robert Floden, who served as dean for the last five and a half years, returned to the faculty in 2021 and will retire in 2022.

Jerlando F. L. Jackson. Photo credit: Althea Dotzour / UW–Madison