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Board of Directors
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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. 

  Gaëtane Jean-Marie, PhD


 Gaëtane Jean-Marie, Ph.D. is dean of the College of Education and Richard 0. Jacobson Endowed Chair of Leadership in Education at the University of Northern Iowa.  She is also the interim director of the Center for Educational Transformation, series editor of Studies in Educational Administration Series, and former editor of the Journal of School Leadership.  Prior to UNI, she was a department chair and professor of educational leadership at the University of Louisville and held a faculty position at the University of Oklahoma and Florida International University.  Dr. Jean-Marie’s research focuses on educational equity & social justice in K–12 schools, women and leadership in P-20 system, and leadership development and preparation in a global context.  She has over 90 publications which include books, book chapters, and academic articles in peer-reviewed journals. Her most recent co-edited book is Comparative International Perspectives on Education and Social Change in Developing and Developed Nations (2015, Information Age). She is the recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Career Alumni Award from her alma mater.



   Lisa Kirtman, PhD


Dr. Lisa Kirtman is the Dean of the College of Education at California State University, Fullerton. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in Educational Policy, Organization, Measurement and Evaluation. She taught elementary and middle school for the Los Angeles Unified School District and Paramount Unified School District. Since arriving at CSU Fullerton in 2000, her leadership positions included Chair for the Department of Elementary and Bilingual Education, and Associate Dean for the College of Education. She has served on a wide range of committees from student success to technology; from budget to academic senate. She was the recipient of the Insight into Diversity Magazine Giving Back Award, the CSUF Teachers-Scholar Award, the Outstanding Service Award, and College of Education Distinguished Faculty Marshal Award. As the Dean of the College of Education, her focal areas include technology, Just, Equitable, and Inclusive Education (JEIE) and community engagement as a means to close the opportunity gap.



   Marvin Lynn, PhD


Marvin Lynn is the Dean of the Graduate School of Education at Portland State University in Oregon. Prior to coming to PSU, Dr. Lynn served as Dean of the School of Education at Indiana University South Bend  as Associate Dean for Teacher Education at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Associate Professor of Curriculum & Instruction, Affiliate Faculty member in African American studies and Director of graduate and undergraduate elementary teacher preparation programs at the University of Illinois at Chicago; and Assistant and Associate Professor of Teacher Education at the University of Maryland-College Park. There, he founded and coordinated a program in Minority & Urban Education. While in graduate school, he worked as an adjunct faculty member at Whittier College and California State University - Fullerton. Prior to entering higher education, he worked as an elementary and middle school teacher in Chicago and New York City.

Dr. Lynn is an internationally recognized expert on race and education. He is the lead editor of the Handbook of Critical Race Theory in Education published simultaneously in the U.S. and the U.K. with Routledge Press. He serves as an editorial board member of several journals, and has published more than two-dozen research articles and book chapters in reputable outlets.

He earned his PhD in Social Sciences and Education with a concentration in race and ethnic studies in education from the University of California at Los Angeles, a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Teaching with an emphasis on Urban Education from Teachers College-Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with concentrations in music and language arts from DePaul University in Chicago. 

  Jon Pedersen, PhD

Dr. Pedersen is currently the Dean of the College of Education at the University of South Carolina, and is the author of over one hundred publications, most of which focus on K-12 science teaching and/or the incorporation of social issues into the extant curriculum. He has published/edited 17 books, been primary and co-primary investigator of numerous grants (over $10 million in funded activities), and supported projects on K-12 science curricula development, science in-service education, middle level education, and international education.  His interest in the application of science knowledge as it pertains to relevant social issues is greatly influenced by his foundation in the agricultural sciences and his early years growing up in rural Nebraska. Dr. Pedersen’s focus has been on promoting interdisciplinary collaborations to advance basic, applied and translational research and to enhance research and creative activities. He is also passionate about developing and mentoring individuals to build equity, inclusion and diversity; mobilizing individuals toward a vision for their future and capitalizing on college and institutional strengths and support.

Over the years, Dr. Pedersen has worked in more than a dozen countries around the world.  Most notably is his work in Bolivia, South America assisting teachers in the rural areas of the country to understand how science relates to the lives of the children in these unique communities. 

Dr. Pedersen is very active in several professional organizations including: The Nebraska Association for Science Teachers (NATS, Past President), National Science Teachers Association (NSTA, Affiliate Representative to the Board), National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE, Past President), American Association for Teacher Education (AACTE), Organization of Institutional Affiliates (OIA), CPED (Carnegie Project on the Educational Doctorate) and the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

In addition to his own scholarship, he is motivated by seeking opportunities to empower those who are inspired by a passion to serve children, youth, families, schools, or communities. Dr. Pedersen has developed and provided leadership for innovative programs for faculty and PK-16 education. 

 Virginia Roach, EdD

Virginia Roach assumed the position of Dean of the Graduate School of Education (GSE) at Fordham University in 2015. A scholar who has written extensively on emerging issues in educational reform, particularly special education, teacher and leadership development, Roach works to expand faculty research and international partnerships while launching a newly designed EdD program utilizing the CPED approach.  Prior to joining Fordham University, Roach was Dean of the Graduate School of Education of Bank Street College (2011-2015). There, she successfully led Bank Street College to initial National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) accreditation, oversaw the expansion of online and professional development programming, and created partnerships and programs with institutions in the United States and abroad. She also emphasized new approaches for developing teachers and leaders to serve effectively in diverse educational settings. She was an associate professor of education at George Washington University from 2004 to 2011, where she chaired the Department of Educational Leadership, taught masters and doctoral-level courses, and directed more than 30 dissertation in the field. In 2013, she was lauded with the William J. Davis Research Award for Outstanding Scholarship from the University Council for Educational Administration; her professional contributions include service as editor of Educational Planning from 2009 to 2011, program development assistance at BRAC University in Bangladesh, and membership on the boards of the International Society of Educational Planning, CPED, and the United Nations International School.

 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.

 Valerie Kinloch, PhD

Valerie Kinloch began her tenure as the Renée and Richard Goldman Dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Education on July 1, 2017 after spending nine years at The Ohio State University. While at Ohio State, she was Professor of literacy studies and Associate Dean of diversity, inclusion, and community engagement. Kinloch led efforts toward building sustainable models of diversity, equity, inclusion, and engagement.  She also served as the college’s chief diversity officer, director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and as associate chair of the Department of Teaching and Learning.

A highly-respected scholar, Kinloch’s research focus on the literacy, language, culture, and community engagements of youth and adults inside and outside of schools. One of her books, Harlem On Our Minds: Place, Race, and the Literacies of Urban Youth, earned the 2012 Outstanding Book of the Year award from the American Educational Research AssociationIn 2017, Kinloch was awarded the Distinguished Faculty Impact “Kiongozi” Award and the 2017 Outstanding Leadership and Service Award from OSU. In 2016, she received OSU’s James M. Siddens Award for Distinguished Faculty Advising/Mentoring, as well as a Leadership Program Fellowship from the Big Ten Academic Alliance.

Kinloch earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in honors English at Johnson C. Smith University. At Wayne State University, she earned a Master of Arts degree in English and African American literature and a PhD degree in English/Composition Studies with a cognate in Urban Studies. Kinloch has also taught on the faculty at Columbia University’s Teachers College and the University of Houston-Downtown.

 Jennifer K. Rice, PhD

Jennifer King Rice was appointed dean of the University of Maryland College of Education in 2017. Previously, she served as an associate dean for graduate studies and faculty affairs, and has been a professor of education policy since 2009. Prior to joining the Maryland faculty, she was a researcher at Mathematica Policy Research in Washington, D.C. Dr. Rice’s research draws on the discipline of economics to explore education policy questions concerning the efficiency, equity, and adequacy of U.S. education systems. She has published numerous articles and book chapters and serves on the editorial boards of American Educational Research Journal and Education Finance and Policy. In addition to positions as a National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Post-doctoral Fellow and a Visiting Fellow at the Urban Institute, she is a past president of the Association for Education Finance and Policy. She earned her Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in educational administration and social foundations from Cornell University; her B.S. was completed at Marquette University. 

 Paul LeMahieu, PhD

Paul G. LeMahieu is Senior Vice President for Programs and Operations at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and graduate faculty in the College of Education, University of Hawai‘i – Mānoa. LeMahieu served as Superintendent of Education for the State of Hawai‘i, the chief educational and executive officer of the only state system that is a unitary school district, serving 190,000 students with annual budgets totaling over $1,800,000,000. LeMahieu also served as Director of Research and Evaluation for the National Writing Project at the University of California, Berkeley. He has been President of the National Association of Test Directors and Vice President of the American Educational Research Association. He served on the National Academy of Sciences' Board on International Comparative Studies in Education, and Mathematical Sciences Education Board. He is a Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Expertise in Teaching and Learning, served on the National Board on Testing Policy, and the National Board on Professional Teaching Standards. His current professional interests focus on the adaptation of improvement science tools and methodologies for application in networks in education. He is a co-author of the recent book Learning to improve: How America’s schools can get better at getting better (2015), and lead author of the volume Working to improve: Seven approaches to quality improvement in education (2017). He has a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh, an M.Ed. from Harvard University and an A.B. from Yale College.


  Jill A. Perry, PhD, Executive Director, Ex-oficio

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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