SHINEW NAMED DEAN OF COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
Dr. Dawn Shinew has been selected as the dean of the College of Education and Human Development, Dr. Rodney Rogers, provost and senior vice president, announced April 8. Shinew had served as interim dean since last fall.
Shinew was one of two finalists for the position following a national search and received strong support from faculty, staff and students, Rogers said.
A BGSU alumna, Shinew returned to the University in 2012 as director of the School of Teaching and Learning after serving as chair of the Department of Teaching and Learning at Washington State University, where she had taught since 1998.
She received her bachelor’s degree in social studies education in 1986, and her Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction in 1993 from BGSU. She completed post graduate work at the University of California, Los Angeles, and then earned a Ph.D. in social studies and global education in 1998 from The Ohio State University.
Shinew has a robust record of research and publishing, Rogers said. “She has a strong commitment to enhancing the quality and reputation of the College of Education and Human Development. Along with her work on multidisciplinary teams in higher education, Dr. Shinew brings experience gained as a middle school teacher in Ohio and California.”