CPED Board of Directors

Gaëtane Jean-Marie, PhD - Chair

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Gaëtane Jean-Marie, Ph.D. is dean of the College of Education at Rowan University. Prior to Rowan, she was the Dean of the College of Education at the University of Northern Iowa, 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.

Stanton Wortham, PhD - Chair Elect

Stanton Wortham is the Charles F. Donovan, S.J., Dean of the Lynch School of Education and Human Development at Boston College. He was formerly the Berkowitz Professor of Education at the University of Pennsylvania, where he also served as Interim Dean twice. He earned his B.A. with highest honors from Swarthmore College and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in Human Development. His research applies techniques from linguistic anthropology to study interaction, learning and leadership development in classrooms and organizations. Books include Learning Identity, Bullish on Uncertainty, and Discourse Analysis beyond the Speech Event. He has most recently done research with Mexican immigrants, and his book Migration Narratives will be published in late 2020. He has been a W.T. Grant Foundation Distinguished Fellow and an American Educational Research Association Fellow, and he is a member of the National Academy of Education. He has received the American Educational Research Association Cattell Early Career Research Award and the University of Pennsylvania Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. In both research and practice, he and his colleagues at Boston College are implementing a broad vision of “formative education,” in which educators are responsible for fostering the development of whole people, including interrelations among intellectual, interpersonal, emotional, ethical, and spiritual dimensions.

Kofi Lomotey, PhD - Secretary

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Dr. Kofi Lomotey is the John Bardo and Deborah Bardo Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership at Western Carolina University. For nearly 50 years -- as a scholar and as a practitioner -- he has focused on the education of Black people. At the higher education level, he has been a university professor, department chair, provost, president and chancellor. He has been a founder, teacher and administrator at three independent African-centered schools.

Carole Basile, PhD - Treasurer

Carole G. Basile is the Dean of the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University (ASU).  Prior to joining ASU, Basile was Dean and Professor in the College of Education at the University of Missouri St. Louis (UMSL).  As Dean at ASU, her work has centered on redesigning the education workforce and changing practices in teacher and leadership preparation. She is currently working with education organizations nationally and internationally to design systems and enable organizational change in these areas. She is recognized for her work in math and science education, teacher education, community engagement, and environmental education and has published numerous articles, books, book chapters, and technical papers.  She is serving as Principal Investigator for multi-million dollar projects funded by the Kern Family Foundation and the Department of Education. Her community work is also extensive, as she has actively partnered with many urban school districts, nonprofit community and social service entities, and organizations focused on business, workforce, and economic development. Dr. Basile has 15 years of business experience in the areas of sales, management, and corporate training and human capital development. 

David Rock, EdD - Immediate Past Chair

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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.

Manuelito Biag, PhD

Manuelito currently serves as the managing director of the Carnegie Foundation’s Center for Postsecondary Innovation. In this role, he leads an international portfolio of projects aimed at increasing students' social and economic mobility. Manuelito also serves as senior associate, where he provides instructional, coaching, and research support in networked improvement science. Prior to Carnegie, Manuelito served as senior researcher at the John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities at the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. While there, he supported research-practice partnerships focused on youth development issues including school connectedness and college readiness. His work has been presented in professional conferences, community forums, and published in academic journals, edited volumes, and research briefs. Manuelito earned a Ph.D. in education policy from the University of California, Davis.

William Crawley, PhD

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Dr. William Crawley was appointed founding dean of the University of West Florida College of Education and Professional Studies in 2014. Dr. Crawley is an innovative leader, author, and presenter whose research has informed his work in the classroom and as an academic administrator. With leadership at the core of his work, Dr. Crawley’s research interest has led him to be extensively involved in public-service and community-based initiatives, where he has served as the principal investigator for multi-million-dollar projects.

Chinaka S. DomNwachukwu

Chinaka S. DomNwachukwu is professor and Dean of the James R. Watson & Judy Rodriguez Watson College of Education at California State University San Bernardino (CSUSB). He exercises the academic and administrative oversight over the college of 3 departments 6 teaching credentials, 11 master's degree programs, and a doctoral program in educational leadership. He also has direct oversight of the Doctor of Education (EDD) Program. Dean DomNwachukwu is actively involved with the community and external constituencies that the university serves in the Inland Empire region of Southern California.  Among the Dean’s primary initiatives at CSUSB is a minority teacher pipeline program that focuses on recutting, training, and deploying African American and Hispanic males into the K-12 classrooms. Prior to coming to California State University, San Bernardino, Dr. DomNwachukwu served as a professor of Multicultural Education and as Associate Dean at Azusa Pacific University School of Education. Among his many publications is An Introduction to Multicultural Education: From Theory to Practice (2010), and Multicultural Education in an Age of Globalization: Compelling Issues for Education (2019).  

Gretchen Givens Generett, Ph.D. 

Dr. Generett has spent the last fifteen years in academia researching and teaching on issues of teacher professional development, educational leadership, and cultural diversity. A professor in the School of Education at Duquesne University, Dr. Generett is in the Foundations of Educational Leadership Department, and she is the University's Noble J. Dick Endowed Chair in Community Outreach. Her teaching and research are designed to enhance the skills and habits of mind necessary for educators to effectively teach students from diverse populations.   

Dr. Generette has been a part of CPED since 2010 as both a faculty member and now dean at Duquesne University. 

Sara Ewell, PhD

Sara Ewell, PhD, is the Associate Dean of Faculty for the College of Professional Studies. She previously served as the Assistant Dean of Faculty and Student Affairs, Director of the Doctor of Education, and Teaching Professor at the Graduate School of Education. During her tenure in the Graduate School of Education, she chaired nearly 100 dissertations and led the redesign of the EdD that was awarded the 2022 Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate Program of the Year. She has published extensively on professional doctorates, experiential teaching and learning and action research.  

Sara serves as a reviewer for professional journals and conferences and volunteers for various community-based organizations and the Traumatic Brain Injury Association. Sara founded the Disability Alliance, an affinity group for faculty and staff with disabilities at Northeastern in 2022.


Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher, PhD

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Dr. Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher is a Professor and the Renée and Richard Goldman Dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Education. An accomplished scholar, her research and professional service focuses on equitable participation in higher education; transfer, access, and retention policies; and racial equity and campus climate in postsecondary education. Among her many professional appointments, Dean Zamani-Gallaher serves as Executive Director of the Council for the Study of Community Colleges, a national organization dedicated to furthering scholarship for community colleges. She holds a PhD in educational organization and leadership from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and an MS in general experimental psychology and BS in psychology from Western Illinois University.

Marvin Lynn, PhD

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Dr. Marvin Lynn, Dean of the School of Education & Human Development (SEHD) at the University of Colorado Denver, has enjoyed a robust career as a teacher, equity scholar, public university administrator, and artist. SEHD is a statewide and national leader for education quality, access and equity across the education and human development lifespan. It is the largest graduate school of its kind in Colorado and is highly regarded for its high quality academic programs that demonstrate evidence of a strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.

Dr. Lynn earned his bachelor’s in Elementary Education from DePaul University in Chicago and a master’s in Curriculum & Teaching from Teachers College-Columbia University. He started his career as an elementary teacher in New York City Public Schools and Chicago Public Schools. He went on to earn his PhD in Race and Ethnic Studies in Education from University of California, Los Angeles. Before his arrival at CU Denver in June of 2022, he served as dean and professor of education at Portland State University and Indiana University South Bend.

Dean Lynn is one of the most highly cited researchers in the nation around educational equity. He is particularly well-regarded for his scholarship on Critical Race Theory in education. His research focuses on race, education, the work and lives of Black male educators, and best practices for advancing teacher diversity in the United States. Dr. Lynn is quoted regularly in local, national and international news stories. He is the lead editor of The Handbook of Critical Race Theory in Education which features chapters by the most prolific scholars in the fields of education and the law. The second edition of the handbook was recently published with Routledge Press. His research has been recognized by the American Educational Research Association, the Critical Race Studies in Education Association, and the University of the Free State in South Africa.

Currently, he serves as a board member of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), Carnegie Project for the Education Doctorate (CPED), and the National Association of Community College Teacher Education Programs (NACCTEP).

Dr. Lynn is also an accomplished singer—performing in a variety of genres including classical and gospel. He has performed with the Oregon Symphony Orchestra, Annapolis Opera Company, the Soul Children of Chicago, Rev. Clay Evans, the Fellowship Baptist Church, and others. He is the founder of the South Shore Opera Company of Chicago where he has also performed regularly.

Nathan Murata, PhD 

Dr. Murata is a Full Professor in the Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science (KRS) department, University of Hawaii at Manoa and Dean of their College of Education. 

He has co-authored two textbooks, produced numerous publications and local, state, national and international presentations. He has secured over $3.5 million dollars in U.S. DOE, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Programs training grants, and contracts worth over $1.5 million from the State of Hawaii, Department of Health focusing on the Hawaii Concussion Awareness and Management Program (HCAMP) in collaboration with the Hawaii Department of EducationCurrently, he is Co-PI for HuTT808 project along with colleagues from UMASS, Lowell on Reducing Head Impacts for Hawaii High School football players. Working within the context of Adapted Physical Education, and with the support of external partners, he organized the first Interscholastic high school basketball games featuring both students with disabilities and those who are at-risk called Friday Night Prime Time. 

Dr. Murata has been on the CPED Deans Council since its inception in 2019.  

Alma Dolores Rodríguez, PhD

Dr. Alma Dolores Rodríguez is Dean of the College of Education and P-16 Integration at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV). She received her Doctor of Education degree from The University of Houston. Her research and scholarship focus on the improvement of teacher preparation programs with an emphasis on meeting the needs of Latina/o emergent bilingual students, teachers, and communities. Dr. Rodriguez was president of the Texas Association of Teacher Educators (TxATE) and served on the board of the Consortium of State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education (CSOTTE). She is currently a member dean of Deans for Impact and of the Texas Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (TACTE). In the summer of 2020, Dr. Rodríguez was appointed to serve on the State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC) in the state of Texas.

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

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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.