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
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 Chancellor

Provide Your Feedback on the Dean Search

The search for our new SEHD Dean will be improved by the diverse perspectives of our campus community.

To share your thoughts with the search committee on the role and the search, complete this survey.

To help identify the key qualities and qualifications that will be integral to our success in identifying a new leader, multiple listening sessions are scheduled.

  • SEHD Faculty Listening sessions: Thursday, October 28th 3pm/Friday, October 29th 9am
  • SEHD Staff Listening Sessions: Thursday, October 28th 4pm/Friday, October 29th 10am
  • SEHD Students Listening Sessions: Friday, October 29th 12pm & 3pm


To suggest potential candidates or forward nominations, complete this nomination form.

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  


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