Mar 5, 2021

Dear colleagues,

On behalf of Chancellor Gillman, I am pleased to announce the formation of an advisory committee charged with assisting in the search for a new dean of the School of Education. The committee will evaluate nominees and make recommendations. The committee will be chaired by Jacquelynne Eccles, Distinguished Professor, School of Education. The other members are:

  • June Ahn, Associate Professor, School of Education
  • Drew Bailey, Associate Professor, School of Education
  • Jennifer Cabrera, Graduate Student, School of Education
  • Tony Hansford, Assistant Dean, Paul Merage School of Business
  • Judith Kroll, Distinguished Professor, School of Social Sciences
  • Tyrus Miller, Dean and Professor, School of Humanities
  • Elizabeth Peña, Professor and Associate Dean, School of Education
  • Fernando Rodriguez, Assistant Professor of Teaching, School of Education
  • Kevin Si, Undergraduate Student, School of Education
  • Sandra Simpkins, Professor and Equity Advisor, School of Education
  • Kurt Squire, Professor, Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences
  • Elizabeth van Es, Professor, School of Education
  • Adriana Villavicencio, Assistant Professor, School of Education
  • Julie Washington, Professor, School of Education

A national search will be conducted to identify the most qualified candidates for this position. We have engaged WittKieffer, a nationally recognized academic search consultant, to assist the committee, which will begin deliberations soon.

All correspondence will be held in the strictest confidence and should be addressed to:

School of Education Dean Search Committee
In care of JiWon Kim, project administrator for Academic Affairs
Aldrich Hall 510, Mail Code 1000
Irvine, CA 92697-1000

We welcome your participation in this important recruitment.


Hal S. Stern, Ph.D.
Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
Chancellor’s Professor, Department of Statistics