Warner Educational Leadership Chair Named Education Dean at the University of Redlands

Andrew WallAndrew Wall, chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and co-interim director of the Center for Professional Development and Education Reform at the Warner School of Education, has been named the next dean of the School of Education at the University of Redlands in Redlands, Calif. He assumes his new role on July 1.
“Andrew Wall has been a valued member of our community for the past eight years,” said Warner School Dean Raffaella Borasi. “He has made several contributions to the Warner School as an administrator, researcher, professor, and advisor. He will be greatly missed by many here, but I know that he will move on to do many more great things at Redlands in his new role as dean.”
Wall, who came to Warner in 2006 as an assistant professor in higher education, himself said, “The higher education program was fledging as I began at Warner, and has evolved to become a robust academic program with an active and talented student population.  Being a part of this transformation has been fantastic, and I believe will allow the program to thrive and grow in the future.”
At Warner, Wall taught courses in organization and governance of higher education, higher educational policy, and evaluation in education. He has had a remarkable record of accomplishments in all aspects of teaching while at the University of Rochester, including receiving the University’s 2010 G. Graydon ’58 and Jane W. Curtis Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Nontenured Member of the Faculty and being named a 2008 Emerging Scholar by the American College Personnel Association. Wall also served as the co-chair of the University-wide Faculty Senate for the 2013-14 academic year.
Wall, who also served as a Young Academic Fellow for the Institute for Higher Education Policy and Lumina Foundation for Education, focuses his research and evaluation projects in the areas of learning outcomes, college student health and learning, state educational finance, and public trust in education. He earned his doctorate in education, organization, and leadership from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, master’s in education from Ball State University, and bachelor’s from the University of Iowa.
“Andrew has been a wonderful colleague and dear friend,” said David Hursh, professor at Warner. “As an administrator, he actively sought out different options, explored new ideas, and always worked toward a democratic decision-making process. He contributed significantly to the life of the Warner School through his teaching and advising, and most importantly he encouraged us all to think creatively about how to best serve our students and the local, regional, and global community.”
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