Baylor Dean Elected To National Teacher Education Board

May 3, 2001

by Lori Scott Fogleman

Baylor University School of Education Dean Robert Yinger has been elected to the board of directors of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), a national, voluntary association of colleges and universities with undergraduate or graduate programs that prepare professional educators.

Yinger will serve a three-year term on the board, which began in March. He was selected by his peers from all 50 states, the territories and the District of Columbia during the organization's recent national election.

A graduate of Whitworth College in Spokane, Wash., Yinger earned his doctorate from Michigan State University. He was named dean of Baylor's School of Education in April 1998 after spending the previous 20 years at the University of Cincinnati as a professor in the educational foundations program in the College of Education.

A nationally known leader in the field of teacher education reform, Yinger served as director of the Cincinnati Initiative for Teacher Education (CITE) from 1987-1996, where the work performed under his leadership was recognized as exemplary in What Matters Most: Teaching for America's Future, the 1996 report of the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future. His work also was featured in Education Week, TIME magazine, The New York Times and on "NBC Nightly News." He is a former member of the editorial board for the Journal of Teacher Education, one of the most widely read professional journals in the field, and has written numerous scholarly articles and book chapters on teacher education.

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