Redlands, CA (PRWEB) May 14, 2014
As dean, Dr. Wall will strengthen relationships with local school districts and partner with organizations for educational solutions benefiting southern California. His significant experience in educational leadership and his background as a professor in governance and policy in higher education will benefit the School of Education as the educational landscape in California continues to present challenges and opportunities.
Dr. Wall joins the University of Redlands from the University of Rochester. At Rochester he served as associate professor and chair of the educational leadership program and the co-interim director of the Warner Center for Professional Development and Educational Reform at the Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development.
“We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Wall as incoming dean of our School of Education,” said Interim Provost and Chief Academic Officer David Fite. “Dr. Wall is a highly regarded teacher and scholar who brings impressive leadership skills and experience to this position. We look forward with excitement to his contributions to the School of Education and University of Redlands.”
Among his achievements, Wall has served as a Young Academic Fellow for the Institute for Higher Education Policy and Lumina Foundation for Education. Wall 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 has been involved in grants totaling nearly $4 million in funded projects from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Education, and private foundations such as the Joyce Foundation.
“I was drawn to the University of Redlands as a liberal arts institution with a small private school of education, an environment I know well,” Wall said. “President Ralph Kuncl wants to progressively move the institution forward and this is exactly the type of environment that I want to be a part of. I’m thrilled to be joining the University and to be a part of the history of educational leadership among southern California constituents that I heard so much about through the interview process,” Wall added.
Wall received his Ph.D. in education, organization, and leadership from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, his M.A. in education from Ball State University and his B.A. from the University of Iowa.
About University of Redlands
The School of Education at the University of Redlands emphasizes academic excellence in an environment of student-centered teaching and learning. The School of Education has a unique focus on educational justice, from the doctoral level with its Ed.D. in educational justice. The Center for Educational Justice sponsors symposiums and other events throughout the year to explore topics on educational justice. The University of Redlands is an independent, nonprofit, liberal arts and sciences university consistently ranked among the best master’s level universities in the nation.