Dean of School of Education and Human Development

About the Search

The University of Colorado Denver invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the School of Education & Human Development. The Dean serves as the chief administrative and fiscal officer of the School as well as its principal spokesperson to academic and professional education communities, students and alumni.  We are seeking an energetic and dynamic leader to bring the School to further prominence locally, nationally and internationally.

Search Committee Membership

Paul Teske, PhD, Chair, Dean, School of Public Affairs and Distinguished Professor
Adriana Alvarez, PhD, Assistant Professor for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education, School of Education and Human Development (SEHD)
Sarah Buller, Director of Organizational Effectiveness and Engagement, Administration and Finance
Amy Ferrell, PhD, Associate Professor in Special Education, SEHD, Faculty Assembly Representative
Troyann Gentile, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Counseling Program, SEHD
Shannon Hagerman, PhD, Executive Director of Continuing and Professional Education, SEHD
Marlinda Hines, Recruitment & Outreach Manager, Office of Recruitment & Outreach, SEHD
Carlos Hipolito-Delgado, PhD, Professor in Counseling, SEHD
Pam Jansma, PhD, Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Professor of Geography and Environmental Sciences
Karen Jaramillo, President of Doctoral Students of Color, Teaching Assistant in Leadership for Educational Equity in Higher Education, SEHD, Graduate Student Representative
Antwan Jefferson, PhD, Associate Clinical Professor in Human Development and Family Relations & Urban and Diverse Communities, SEHD
Katie Linder, PhD, Associate Vice Chancellor for Digital Strategy and Learning, Office of the Provost
Ivy Martinez, NxtGEN Para-Educator Intern, Undergraduate Student, SEHD, Undergraduate Student Representative
Sandy Mondragon, PhD, Assistant Dean of Student Success and Enrollment Management, SEHD
Jennifer Reich, PhD, Professor of Sociology, Director of University Honors and Leadership Program, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Ruben Viramontez-Anguiano, PhD, Founding Program Chair & Professor of Human Development, Family Relations, and Education, SEHD

The search committee is supported by Regina Kilkenny, PhD, Chief of Staff,

Search Timeline (preliminary and subject to change) 


October - November 2021

  • Search committee formed
  • Provost issues charge to search committee at its first meeting
  • Community feedback on job description solicited
  • Position description written and posted

November 2021 - January 2022

  • Candidate recruitment
February 2022
  • Applications reviewed
  • Round 1 candidate interviews
March 2022
  • Round 2 candidate interviews
  • Recommendation to Provost and Chancellor

Provide Your Feedback on the Dean Search

The search committee advanced three candidates who will visit CU Denver between March 3-9, 2022. 

Engagement of everyone across the school and campus is an integral part of our leadership searches.  Forums will be held during the campus visits; each one is dedicated to focus on the questions from and experiences of either faculty, staff or students.  They will be held on campus as well as livestreamed and recorded. 

Here are the forum schedules: 

Candidate A

  • Staff Forum – March 3: 9:45-11 a.m.
  • Faculty Forum – March 3: 11:30-12:45 p.m.
  • Student Forum – March 4: 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Candidate B

  • Staff Forum – March 7: 9:45-11 a.m.
  • Faculty Forum – March 7: 11:30-12:45 p.m.
  • Student Forum – March 7: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Candidate C

  • Staff Forum – March 8: 9:45-11 a.m.
  • Faculty Forum – March 8: 11:30-12:45 p.m.
  • Student Forum – March 8: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Candidates’ application materials can be accessed from the intranet site with CU Denver credentials. This intranet site, with photos, bios, cover letters and CVs for each candidate, was created to provide privacy for these finalists.  We ask that you use discretion relative to their candidacy and hold off on reaching out to colleagues at their home institution at this time. 

There are two ways to get to know these candidates: register to join the forums in person or register for the webinar. Registration links are on the intranet site. If you are not able to attend the webinars, they will be recorded and uploaded on the intranet site within 36 hours. We invite you to submit questions in advance of the forums. 

Once you’ve engaged with the candidate, share your feedback through the survey. Every survey will be reviewed and considered carefully by leadership, so please provide your thoughts.  

Leadership Profile

Read the leadership profile/job description here.

Candidates with questions about the position may be directed to Ashley DeMichel, Alejandra Gillette-Teran, and Ashlee Winters at  



Contact Us

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