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UB selects new dean for education school

Suzanne Rosenblith, new dean of University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education.

The University at Buffalo has named Suzanne Rosenblith as the new dean for its Graduate School of Education. She's currently associate dean of undergraduate programs and professor of educational foundations at Clemson University.

Provost Charles F. Zukoski announced the appointment Wednesday morning by email.

Rosenblith will start July 1. She succeeds Jaekyung Lee, who has served as dean since 2013 and is returning to his full-time faculty post as professor of counseling, school and educational psychology.

As a scholar, Rosenblith is known for her research on the relationship between religion and public schooling.

She was one of only three people in the United States invited in 2008 to participate in the United Nations Copenhagen conference on "Education for Intercultural Understanding and Dialogue."
At Clemson, Rosenblith led the creation or revision of numerous educational programs at all levels in the College of Education, including seven PhD programs, an online master's degree in education, a five-year program, and a transdisciplinary, equity-based STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) initiative.

Rosenblith holds a doctoral degree in educational policy studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a master’s degree in experiential education from Minnesota State University and a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary social sciences from Muhlenberg College.

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