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Loyola University Chicago Appoints New School of Education Dean
Michael E. Dantley, EdD, Joins Loyola on July 1
CHICAGO, June 26, 2013 – Michael E. Dantley, EdD, of Miami University in Ohio, has been named the new dean of Loyola University Chicago’s School of Education. Dr. Dantley, who succeeds acting dean Terry E. Williams, PhD, will officially join the University on July 1, 2013.
Dr. Dantley brings to Loyola more than 20 years of experience in higher education, including academic appointments in the School of Education, Health and Society at Miami University and, more recently, university leadership positions. Currently, Dr. Dantley serves as the chair of the Department of Educational Leadership within Miami’s School of Education, Health and Society. From 2004–08, Dr. Dantley served as associate dean of Miami’s School of Education, Health and Society, and from 2008–11 he served as Miami’s associate provost and associate vice president for academic affairs. In addition to leadership positions with Miami, Dr. Dantley’s professional experience also includes more than a decade of teaching and administrative appointments within the Cincinnati public school system.
“The mission and vision of Loyola and its School of Education echo my own personal and professional philosophies—to establish a community of scholar leaders committed to transformation, critical reflection, and academic excellence, all within the context of social justice and service to others,” said Dr. Dantley. “It is gratifying to know that the foundation for the continued greatness of the school has already been established. Now is the time to position the school in a place of national prominence that will in turn cause Loyola and its School of Education to become a first-choice institution for prospective students, faculty, and staff.”
During his tenure at Miami as associate provost and associate vice president for academic affairs, Dr. Dantley was responsible for the supervision of student academic services, including admission, advising, and retention. He also co-directed a university-wide initiative on undergraduate retention, developed an evaluation process for departmental program reviews, and served on both the University’s Council of Academic Deans and its Senate. As associate dean, Dr. Dantley directed processes for faculty searches and hiring, faculty promotion and tenure, and faculty development. He also served on the school’s NCATE Steering Committee and directed graduate programs for the division.
An accomplished scholar, Dr. Dantley holds a BA in history and education from the University of Pennsylvania, a MEd in educational leadership from Miami University in Ohio, and an EdD in educational administration from the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Dantley also currently serves on the editorial boards of a number of educational journals, including the Journal of School Leadership and Education and Urban Society.
“Dr. Dantley brings to the dean’s office not only extensive experience in academic administration, but also a deep understanding of the role that an academic unit—such as the School of Education—can play in advancing an institution’s broad, strategic vision and goals,” said John Pelissero, PhD, Loyola’s provost.
About the School of Education
Located in the heart of Chicago at Loyola University Chicago’s Water Tower Campus, the School of Education (SOE) offers undergraduate, master’s, educational specialist, and doctoral degree programs. As part of a major university in a world-class location, the SOE provides high-quality degree programs that develop professional skills and knowledge for both the classroom and diverse urban environments. The school maintains strong partnerships with Chicago Public Schools, Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools, and various suburban schools, providing students with extensive opportunities for clinical experience and research. Learn more at LUC.edu/education.
About Loyola University Chicago
Founded in 1870, Loyola University Chicago is one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, with nearly 16,000 students. Almost 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 countries call Loyola home. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy, as well as course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois. The University features 10 schools and colleges, including the Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, and Graduate School. Consistently ranked a top national university by U.S.News & World Report, Loyola is also among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service. To learn more about Loyola, visit LUC.edu, “like” us at Facebook.com/LoyolaChicago, or follow us on Twitter via @LoyolaChicago or @LoyolaNewsroom.