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AACTE is governed by a Board of Directors composed of both elected and appointed members, as stipulated in the Association’s bylaws.

The Board of Directors ranges in size from 18 to 25 members, 14 of whom are selected through national elections. Affiliated groups submit nominations for some seats, while others are at-large positions. Presidents and provosts are appointed, rather than elected, to the Board, and three directors are selected by the Advisory Council of State Representatives. In addition, the president/CEO serves on the Board in an ex-officio capacity.

The Board of Directors determines the policies that guide the program of activities of AACTE. It meets at least twice per year, as mandated in the bylaws, to carry out its many functions in connection with the operation and evaluation of the organization’s national program.

Executive Committee Members

Dr. Ann Larson, Chair
Special Assistant to the President, P-20 Strategy, Education, Business and Partner Outreach and Professor
University of Louisville
(2022, At-large)

Dr. Kim Metcalf, Immediate Past Chair
Dean, College of Education
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
(2021, At-large)

Dr. Robert Floden, Chair-elect
Dean, College of Education and University Distinguished Professor
Michigan State University
(2023, At-large)

Dr. Michael Dantley, Secretary
Dean, College of Education, Health and Society
Miami University of Ohio
(2021, CADREI)

Dr. Patricia Alvarez-McHatton
Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Student Success, and P-16 Integration
University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley
(2022, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities)

Dr. Monika Williams Shealey
Senior Vice President, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Rowan University
(2021, At-large)

Dr. Lynn M. Gangone
President and Chief Executive Officer

Affiliate Representatives

Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education (AILACTE):

Dr. Jennie M. Carr
Associate Professor of Education
Teacher Education Program
Bridgewater College

Dr. Kimberly A. White-Smith
Dean, La Fetra College of Education and Professor
University of La Verne

Council of Academic Deans from Research Education Institutions (CADREI):

Dr. Marvin Lynn
Dean & Professor, College of Education
Portland State University

Teacher Education Council of State Colleges and Universities (TECSCU):

Dr. Laurie Mullen
Dean, College of Education
Towson University

Dr. Jennie Rakestraw
Professor and Dean, Richard W. Riley College of Education
Winthrop University

National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO):

Dr. Kent J. Smith, Jr.
Langston University

At-Large Representatives

Dr. Jacob Easley II
Dean, Graduate School of Education
Touro College

Dr. John Henning
Dean, School of Education
Monmouth University

Dr. Gaëtane Jean-Marie
Dean, College of Education
Rowan University

Dr. Stephanie Knight
Leon Simmons Dean of the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education & Human Development
Southern Methodist University

Dr. Jesse Perez Mendez
Dean, College of Education
Texas Tech University

Other Representatives

Advisory Council of State Representatives

Dr. John Blackwell
Coordinator of Assessment
Virginia State University

Dr. Kathleen DaBoll-Lavoie
Dean, School of Education
Nazareth College

Dr. Mary Murray
Associate Dean for Student Services and Teacher Education
Bowling Green State University

University President/Provost Representatives

Dr. Carine Feyten
Texas Women’s University

Dr. Marquita Grenot-Scheyer
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Educator Preparation and Public School Programs
California State University, Office of the Chancellor

Dr. Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson
Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Staff Contact: Sandy Monroe