Dean of Attallah College of Educational Studies

Dean of Attallah College of Educational Studies

Chapman University

Orange, CA   |   October 11, 2021

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About Chapman University

Chapman University is located in the heart of Orange County, California, an exciting and ever-evolving hub of technology, business, and the arts. Chapman is a nationally ranked, midsized private institution with a mission to provide personalized education of distinction that produces inquiring, ethical, and productive global citizens.

About Donna Ford Attallah College of Educational Studies

The mission of Attallah College is to develop equity-minded PreK-12, higher-education, community professionals, and leaders who change the world through ethical and reflective scholarship and practice.

The Attallah College faculty, supported by four professional accreditations as well as WASC accreditation, strives to make a more just world through teaching, scholarship, and collaboration with local communities. Attallah College offers an undergraduate major and affiliated minors, teaching credentials and graduate programs, programs that train professionals to support mental health needs in schools, and a Ph.D. in Education. The college has multiple unique degree offerings, including an undergraduate education degree, special education, and leadership.

Faculty, researchers, and students within the Attallah College of Educational Studies engage in creative interdisciplinary scholarship focused on social justice and improving education for all students, regardless of their socioeconomic circumstances or support needs. In a wide range of topics, from educational leadership and policy to school-based mental health, Attallah experts are a reference and resource for their students, local communities, and research fields.

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The Opportunity: Dean of Atallah College of Educational Studies

Chapman University is seeking an innovative and experienced administrator with an established record of inclusive, effective, and collaborative leadership and a demonstrated commitment to furthering the reach of the Donna Ford Attallah College of Educational Studies. As Chapman University continues to grow and evolve under the leadership of President Struppa and Provost Bouchard, the Dean will have the opportunity to address the following priorities:

  • Provide strategic leadership for the future direction of the college
  • Support and foster diversity, equity, and inclusion to better represent the region and county where Chapman University is located:
  • Foster scholarly activity
  • Secure resources for the college
  • Guide the College through the accreditation process

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