CPED Board of Directors

David Rock, EdD - 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.

Gaëtane Jean-Marie, PhD - Vice 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.

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. 

Stanton Wortham, PhD - Secretary

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.

David G. Imig, PhD - Immediate Past Chair

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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. 

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.

Robert Floden, PhD


Robert Floden is University Distinguished Professor and Dean of the College of Education, Michigan State University. Floden received an AB with honors in philosophy from Princeton University and an MS in statistics and PhD in philosophy of education from Stanford University. Floden serves as Secretary-Treasurer for the National Academy of Education, as a Board member of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. He is a Fellow of the Philosophy of Education Society and of the American Psychological Association, Division 15. Floden is Co-Editor of the Journal of Teacher Education.

Floden’s work has been published in the Handbook of Research on Teaching, the Handbook of Research on Teacher Education, the Handbook of Research on Mathematics Teaching and Learning, and in many journals and books. He has studied teacher education and other influences on teaching and learning, including work on the cultures of teaching, teacher development, the character and effects of teacher education and how policy is linked to classroom practice.

Grant Hayes, PhD


Dr. Grant Hayes is a distinguished professor and dean of the College of Education at East Carolina University. Dr. Hayes has spent the last 30 years as an innovative leader, teacher, professor, and administrator who is noted for empowering faculty and students to seek creative solutions to some of the most pressing educational issues. Before coming to ECU, Dr. Hayes was a professor of counselor education and served as interim dean of the College of Education and Human Performance at the University of Central Florida. While there he also held numerous leadership positions over the span of more than a decade. Dr. Hayes began his career in academia in the Department of Psychology at James Madison University in Virginia. Dr. Hayes has published extensively, conducting research in a variety of areas including technological applications in counselor education, counseling children and adolescents, and character education/moral development in schools and youth settings. He is a fellow of the American Counseling Association and is a past member of the board of directors of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education. He has served on AACTE Board of Directors, the board of examiners for NCATE/CAEP, the executive advisory board of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED), and the board of directors for the Association of Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling, where he received the Meritorious Service Award. He is a past president of the Counseling Association for Humanistic Education and Development and recipient of the association’s Humanistic Processes Award. He earned his Ph.D. in Counselor Education at the University of South Carolina. 

Valerie Kinloch, PhD

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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.

Lisa Kirtman, PhD

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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.

Paul LeMahieu, PhD

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Paul LeMahieu is the senior vice president of the Carnegie Foundation, where he manages all of its programs. Previously at Carnegie, he directed the work of the Carnegie Hub, which supports the networks the Foundation convenes to engage problems of education practice in the field.

LeMahieu came to Carnegie from the National Writing Project (NWP) at the University of California, Berkeley where he was director of research and evaluation. He has also served as superintendent of education for the state of Hawaiʻi, the only state in the nation that is a single unitary school district with operating and capital budgets totaling over $1.8 billion. He has held top educational research and policy positions for the state of Delaware and in the Pittsburgh Public Schools. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh, a master’s from Harvard University and a bachelor’s from Yale College.

Kofi Lomotey, PhD

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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.

Marvin Lynn, PhD

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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. 

Amy Wells Dolan, PhD

Amy Wells Dolan is Associate Dean of the School of Education and Professor in Higher Education at the University of Mississippi.  Her background includes Student Affairs, academic administration, and fundraising. Her research and teaching focuses on the history of higher education. Her publications have appeared in the International Journal, Higher Education Teaching and Learning; Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research; and Urban Education.  She earned a doctoral degree in Higher Education Studies from the University of Kentucky, a master’s in Higher Education Administration from Kent State University, and baccalaureate degree from Transylvania University.  Dr. Wells Dolan is deeply involved with graduate education and the development and implementation of CPED doctoral programs in the School of Education.  In addition, she has served the larger CPED initiative as a co-chair of the Program of the Year Committee and member of the Dissertation in Practice (DiP) of the Year Award Committee.

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.