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Sonya Gunnings-Moton

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Associate Dean

Ph.D. Michigan State University


Sonya Gunnings-Moton is associate dean of support services and engagement and an associate professor in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education. She has major responsibilities for program efforts fostering the recruitment and retention of under-represented groups to undergraduate and graduate programs, and providing leadership for many urban education initiatives, including the Urban Educators Cohort Program, the Urban Immersion Fellowship and the Urban Partnership Pre-College Program. She works extensively with schools in her published area of establishing Professional Learning Communities and facilitating effective school cultures.