Baylor University Provost Nancy Brickhouse, Ph.D., announced the appointment of the Baylor School of Education Dean Search Committee who will lead the effort to identify candidates for the school’s next dean. The 13-member search committee will be chaired by Jon Singletary, Ph.D., dean of the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work.

The committee is as follows:

  • Chair: Jon Singletary, Ph.D., professor and dean, Diana R. Garland School of Social Work 
  • Nathan Alleman, Ph.D., associate professor, Educational Leadership
  • Mona Choucair, Ph.D., senior lecturer, English
  • Meg Cullar, director of communications, School of Education
  • Tonya Davis, Ph.D., professor, Educational Psychology
  • Tiffany Hogue, J.D., clinical professor and assistant chair, Educational Leadership
  • Jenifer Johnson, Ph.D., associate director of Undergraduate Student Recruitment, School of Education
  • Kristen Padilla-Mainor, E.S., clinical assistant professor and director of the Baylor Center for Developmental Disabilities
  • Liz Palacios, Ph.D., dean for Student Development, Student Life
  • Mikie Ritter, Ed.D., associate dean of undergraduate and international studies, Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences
  • Tony Talbert, Ed.D., professor and graduate program director, Curriculum & Instruction
  • Matt Thomas, Ed.D., executive director of the Center for Christian Education
  • Michael Thompson, Ph.D., professor and associate dean for Undergraduate Programs, School of Engineering and Computer Science

“For 100 years, the Baylor School of Education has developed and prepared countless educators who have carried Baylor’s mission to classrooms and beyond as teachers, superintendents, psychologists, health education professionals and scholars,” Provost Brickhouse said. “The School of Education Dean Search Committee is charged with identifying candidates to continue the impactful work of the School of Education while supporting the University’s quest to become a ‘tier one’ Christian research university.  I extend my gratitude to the committee members for their willingness to serve.”

The search committee will begin meeting this fall, with the goal of identifying candidates for the School of Education dean position by the end of the spring semester. They will assess potential candidates based on their academic credentials, demonstrated leadership and vision for the School of Education. The committee will solicit candidate names from both internal and external sources and review a broad and diverse pool of candidates.