Jill A. Perry, PhD, Executive Director
Jill Alexa Perry is the Executive Director for the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate. She has an appointment as Research Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh. A graduate of the University of Maryland, she received her PhD in International Education Policy. Dr. Perry’s research focuses on professional doctorate preparation in education, organizational change in higher education, teacher professionalization, and teacher issues both nationally and internationally. She has over 18 years of experience in leadership and program development in education and teaching experience at the elementary, secondary, undergraduate, and graduate levels in the US and abroad. She is a Fulbright Scholar (Germany) and a returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Paraguay). Dr. Perry is the chair of the Research & Innovation Advisory Board of the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association.
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Debby Zambo, PhD, Associate Director
Debby Zambo is a Professor Emerita from Arizona State University and is currently working as the Associate Director of the Carnegie Foundation on the Education Doctorate (CPED). Debby received her Ph.D. from Arizona State University and prior to her retirement worked there for 10 years as an associate professor in the Division of Educational Leadership and Innovation in Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. While at ASU Debby served as Coordinator of their EdD program for two and a half years. Debby’s research interests include newly designed EdD programs and the application of educational psychology to educational practice. Since 2012 she has worked closely with Dr. Jill Perry, Director of CPED helping with various aspects of the organization including grant writing, convenings, and committees. She also helped with many aspects of the FIPSE grant CPED received including designing protocols, collecting and analyzing data, writing of cases, and working on the cross-case analysis.
Board of Directors
The CPED Board consists of the following CPED Deans:
David G. Imig, PhD
Dr. David G. Imig is Chair of the Board of Directors for the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate. He is also Professor of the Practice at the University of Maryland. For twenty-five years he led the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education where he engaged deans in on-going dialogue regarding institutional change and developed a firm understanding of the challenges of changing education schools. Dr. Imig holds his academic degrees from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and is widely published in the areas of teacher and administrative leadership.
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Wanda J. Blanchett, PhD
Dr. Wanda J. Blanchett, a veteran administrator known for building bridges between universities and their host communities, is the Dean of Rutgers University's Graduate School of Education. She received her BSE and MSE degrees from the University of Central Arkansas before earning her PhD in special education from The Pennsylvania State University in 1997. She previously held a faculty appointment at Syracuse University, and both faculty and administrative appointments at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the University of Colorado-Denver. In 2009 she was named Dean of the School of Education and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Endowed Chair in Teacher Education at the University of Missouri – Kansas City. She is actively involved in her academic disciplines of teacher education, special education, and urban education. She holds national elected positions and is a member of several scholarly and professional associations, including the American Association for Colleges of Teacher Education, the American Educational Research Association, and the Council for Exceptional Children.
Lucindia Chance, PhD
Dr. Lucindia Chance is currently the Director of the GRU Confucius Institute. She retired as Dean from Georgia Regents University and Georgia Southern University in recent years. A former classroom teacher, principal, professor, and administrator, she has more than 20 years’ experience to her new role. While serving at Georgia Southern, Chance established the Georgia Center for Educational Renewal to address issues and challenges in K-12 education, promote partnerships between the university and P-16 communities, and improve teaching and learning in schools. Chance serves on the national and state Professional Accreditation Board of Examiners for the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. She is a frequent guest lecturer on topics in education both nationally and internationally, and as an international Rotarian, she has made presentations at clubs in England, France, and China.
David Rock, EdD
Dr. David Rock joined Ole Miss as Dean of the School of Education and Professor of Curriculum and Instruction in 2010. He received his BS in Mathematics form Vanderbilt University, MA in Mathematics Education from the University of Central Florida, and EdD in Curriculum and Instruction (Mathematics Education) from the University of Central Florida. D. Rock has taught mathematics in Florida and Mississippi at the middle and high school levels. He was a professor and coordinator of Secondary Education at The University of Mississippi (1998 – 2004) and the chair of the Department of Education at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Prior to his return to Ole Miss, he was Dean of the College of Education and Health Professions at Columbus State University in Columbus, GA.
Jay Fiene, PhD
Jay Fiene is the Dean of the College of Education at Cal State San Bernardino. Prior to becoming the dean, he served as a department chair at CSUSB and WKU. Dr. Fiene was the founding director of the doctoral programs at Western Kentucky University.He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Missouri – Columbia, Columbia, MO. Dr. Fiene also has degrees from Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, MO and Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS. He has served as a music teacher (both vocal and instrumental) as well as a mathematics teacher and a high school principal. As a student teacher the marching band he directed went to the 1982 World’s Fair to perform. He was the youngest secondary school principal in the U.S. at the time of his appointment. Dr. Fiene frequently publishes and presents on matters related to program improvement and design particularly as it relates to school leadership and preparation/induction of school leaders. Dr. Fiene enjoys most working with beginning professors and student scholars as they design their research agendas and work. He is a member of numerous professional organizations and had the pleasure of serving as President for the National Council for Professors of Educational Administration. He has received several grants and served as an evaluator for other’s grants. Dr. Fiene has been active in international travel and learning since 1974.
Randy Hitz, PhD
Dr. Hitz is the dean of the Graduate School of Education at Portland State University where he oversees more than 50 programs and five research centers at the largest school of education in Oregon. Dr. Hitz holds a doctorate in elementary education with a major in early childhood education and child psychology from Indiana State University. Dr. Hitz has published and presented prolifically on teacher education issues and teacher professional development. He currently serves on many policy-making boards locally and nationally, including the Education Northwest Board of Directors, the Council for the Accreditation of Education Professionals (CAEP), chair of the Select Improvement Commission of CAEP, chair of the Chalkboard Advisory Committee, and is a member of the Oregon Coalition for Quality Teaching and Learning.
Donna L. Wiseman, PhD, Ex-Officio
Dr. Donna L. Wiseman has served as Dean of the College of Education at the University of Maryland since May 2008. She served as Interim Dean of the college during the 2007-08 academic year. Prior to that, she held the position of Associate Dean for Academic Programs responsible for student services and advising, international activities, outreach, teacher education and accreditation. In addition to her duties as Dean, Wiseman has served as Director of the Confucius Institute at Maryland (CIM) since September 2012. Wiseman is also a professor in the Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership Department. Before joining the University of Maryland in 2001, she held various leadership positions at Northern Illinois University and Texas A&M University.
Lindsay Clare Matsumura, PhD, Ex-Officio
Lindsay Clare Matsumura is the interim dean of the School of Education, an associate professor in the Learning Sciences and Policy Program, and a research scientist at the Learning Research and Development Center. In her associate dean role, she supervised school efforts to support colleagues to find and compete for funding and to manage their awards once received as well as mentor junior colleagues.
Her research focuses on improving the quality of reading and writing instruction in urban schools. Specifically, she investigates the effect of school reform initiatives on literacy instruction and students' learning, and the contextual factors (e.g., accountability mandates and leadership practices) that shape the effectiveness of these reforms. Matsumura's research also focuses on developing measures of instruction and students' text-based writing, and understanding the instructional practices (writing assignment tasks and assessments) that increase students' analytic writing skills. She has received funding for her research from the Institute for Education Sciences, and the Spencer and W.T. Grant Foundations, and her work has appeared in several journals including Learning and Instruction, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Elementary School Journal, Education Policy and Analysis Archives, Journal of Teacher Education and Educational Assessment. She has also written a book for teachers based on her research on writing tasks, titled, Creating High-Quality Classroom Assignments Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group.