Dean for School of Education Search

The University of Pittsburgh is conducting a search for the School of Education. All interested parties are invited to review the information below.

Leadership Profile and Application Procedure

Please see the leadership profile for an explanation of the opportunity. Application materials, as described in the position description, should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal.

For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by February 26, 2024.

Nominations and inquiries can be directed to: Robin Mamlet, Alejandra Gillette-Teran, and Cathryn Davis at

Search Committee

Betsy Farmer (Co-Chair)
Dean, School of Social Work

Lu-in Wang (Co-Chair)
Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

Sirry Alang 
Associate Dean for Equity and Justice; Associate Professor, Department of Health and Human Development

Sheila Conway 
Associate Professor of Practice, Department of Teaching, Learning, and Leading

Mike Gunzenhauser 
Senior Associate Dean, Academic and Faculty Affairs; Professor, Department of Educational Foundations, Organizations, and Policy

Javon Key
Undergraduate Student, School of Education

Lindsay Clare Matsumura 
Associate Director and Senior Scientist, Learning Research and Development Center
Professor, Department of Teaching, Learning and Leading

Darris Means  
Executive Director for Rural and Community-Based Education; Associate Professor, Department of Educational Foundations, Organizations, and Policy 

Shallegra Moye 
Associate Director for Equity, Justice, and Strategic Initiatives, Office of Child Development

Hanan Perlman 
Graduate Student, School of Education, Learning Sciences and Policy

Tom Ralston 
Director, Forum for Western Pennsylvania School Superintendents; Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Teaching, Learning, and Leading

Jill Sarada 
Director, Fanny Edel Falk Laboratory School

Phillandra Smith 
Assistant Professor, Special Education and Critical Disability Studies, Department of Teaching, Learning, and Leading

Initial Input

At the beginning of the search, the search committee held open forum meetings to allow members of the community an opportunity to share input regarding the next dean and also received feedback via a community survey. The committee appreciates the community’s input.