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School of Education Welcomes New Dean

School of Education

08-07-2013
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Kevin K. Kumashiro, Dean
School of Education

Dr. Kevin K. Kumashiro began his term as the Dean of the School of Education on July 16.

Dean Kumashiro came to USF from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) where he was a professor of Asian American Studies and Education and served as Chair of the Department of Educational Policy Studies and Interim Co-Director of the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy. He has taught in schools and colleges across the U.S. and abroad and has served as a consultant for school districts, organizations and state and federal agencies.

Kumashiro is an award-winning author and editor whose books include Troubling Education (2003 Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award), Against Common Sense: Teaching and Learning toward Social Justice, and Bad Teacher!: How Blaming Teachers Distorts the Bigger Picture. He has been the Director of the Center for Anti-Oppressive Education, a founding member of the Chicagoland Researchers and Advocates for Transformative Education (CReATE), and current President of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME).

He has been primary investigator and project director of the UIC AANAPISI Initiative (Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution) which is funded by $4 million from the U.S. Department of Education. The AANAPISI Program supports institutions of higher education in their effort to increase their self-sufficiency through two-year grants to improve academic programs, institutional management, and fiscal stability. See more on the UIC Initiative here »

Read more on Dr. Kumashiro in the official press release of his appointment here »

The School of Education joins the Provost in thanking Dr. Walt Gmelch for his leadership and outstanding service to the School and University. Dr. Gmelch will be joining the faculty of the Department of Leadership Studies at the School of Education in fall 2013.

Written by Barbara Hood, Editor (from official sources)