Dean Search

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Seeking an innovative and inspirational leader

The opportunity

The University of Rochester, an AAU institution in Rochester, New York, seeks the next dean of its Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development to build upon its legacy of teaching, research, and service. The Warner School’s academic programs and groundbreaking research are advancing the fields of teaching and curriculum, counseling and human development, and educational leadership, preparing the next generation of educators and leaders across those disciplines to make the world ever better

Learn more about the opportunity in this comprehensive leadership profile.

To submit a nomination, please send an email to

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Search committee and executive search partner


Wendi Heinzelman

Committee Chair
Professor; Dean, Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Pamela Black-Colton
Executive Director of Admissions and Student Services
Brian Brent
Acting Dean; Earl B. Taylor Professor; Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Studies
Cindy Callard
Professor (clinical); Executive Director, Center for Professional Development & Education Reform
Jeffrey Choppin
Professor; Chair, Teaching and Curriculum
Mary Jane Curry
Associate Professor, Teaching and Curriculum
Karen DeAngelis
Associate Professor, Educational Leadership; Associate Dean for Academic Programs
Eric Fredericksen
Associate Professor (clinical); Associate Director, Center for Learning in the Digital Age; Associate Vice President for Online Learning
Holly Manaseri
Associate Professor (clinical); Chair, Educational Leadership
Andre Marquis
Associate Professor, Counseling and Human Development
Scott McGuinness
PhD Candidate, Counseling and Counselor Education
Bonnie Rubenstein
Professor (clinical); Chair, Counseling & Human Development; Director, Urban Teaching & Leadership Program
Stephen Uebbing
Professor (clinical), Educational Leadership; Project Director of the East Education Partnership Organization
Jennifer Faler
Staff to the Search Committee; Deputy Secretary of the Board and Deputy Chief of Staff to the President


The University of Rochester has retained WittKieffer to support the search for the next Warner Dean. WittKieffer is the only top-ten search firm in the country that specializes in serving the not-for-profit sector: education; healthcare; and cultural, social and civic organizations. Each year WittKieffer conducts approximately 200 leadership searches in education, more than any other firm. The WittKieffer team supporting this search is being led by Robin Mamlet, Managing Partner for the Education Practice, Sarah Miller, Consultant, and Kim Brettschneider, Senior Associate.

To contact the WittKieffer team, please send an email to

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About the Warner School

The Warner School is committed to defining educational leadership that is research-based and tested against the realities of the nation’s schools and communities. Warner is recognized both regionally and nationally for its tradition of advancing educational knowledge, informing and shaping education and social policy and training researchers and practitioners to make a transformative impact on local and global communities of learners. 

Learn more about the Warner School

About the University of Rochester

The University of Rochester ranks among the nation’s top research universities and has been a member of the Association of American Universities since 1941. The University comprises six academic units: Arts, Sciences and Engineering (including the School of Arts and Sciences and the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences), School of Medicine and Dentistry, School of Nursing, Eastman School of Music, Simon Business School, and Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development.

Learn more about the University of Rochester

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