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Governance

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

Dr. Wanda J. Blanchett, Immediate Past Chair
Dean & Distinguished Professor, Graduate School of Education
Rutgers University
(2020, CADREI)

Dr. Ann Larson, Chair Elect
Vice Dean and Professor
University of Louisville
(2022, At-large)

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

Dr. Robert Floden
Dean and University Distinguished Professor
Michigan State University
(2020, At-large)

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
AACTE
(Ex-officio)

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
(2022)

Dr. Jackie Crawford
Professor Emeritus
Simpson College
(2020)

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

Dr. Wanda J. Blanchett
Dean & Distinguished Professor, Graduate School of Education
Rutgers University
(2020)

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

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

Dr. Laurie Mullen
Dean, College of Education
Towson University
(2022)

Dr. Jennie Rakestraw
Professor and Dean, Richard W. Riley College of Education
Winthrop University
(2021)

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

Dr. Kent J. Smith, Jr.
President
Langston University
(2022)

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU):

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

At-Large Representatives

Dr. Jacob Easley II
Dean, Graduate School of Education
Touro College
(2022)

Dr. Donald Easton-Brooks
Dean, College of Education
University of Nevada, Reno
(2020)

Dr. Gaëtane Jean-Marie
Dean, College of Education
Rowan University
(2022)

Dr. Stephanie Knight
Leon Simmons Dean of the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education & Human Development
Southern Methodist University
(2022)

Dr. Rhonda Porter
Interim Dean, College of Education
Albany State University
(2020)

Dr. Reyes Quezada
Professor
University of San Diego
(2020)

Other Representatives

Advisory Council of State Representatives

Dr. Kathleen DaBoll-Lavoie
Dean, School of Education
Nazareth College
(2022)

Dr. Michael Maher
Assistant Dean for Professional Education and Accreditation
North Carolina State University
(2021)

Dr. Mary Murray
Associate Dean for Student Services and Teacher Education
Bowling Green State University
(2020)

University President/Provost Representatives

Dr. Carine Feyten
President
Texas Women’s University
(2020)

Dr. Marquita Grenot-Scheyer
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Educator Preparation and Public School Programs
California State University, Office of the Chancellor
(2022)

Dr. Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson
President
Clarion University of Pennsylvania
(2022)

Staff Contact: Sandy Monroe

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