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CCU announces new dean of Spadoni College of Education

September 30, 2011

Edward Jadallah, Ph.D., an associate professor at Coastal Carolina University, has been named dean of the Spadoni College of Education. He has served as interim dean since January and as chair of the Department of Leadership, Middle Level and MAT Secondary Education.

Jadallah will be responsible for the oversight of program development, budgets and personnel in the education college.

"Considering the current national emphasis on content standards, student achievement and teacher accountability, it is important for teacher education programs to examine and evaluate the validity of curriculum, instruction and assessment practices to student learning," said Jadallah. He plans to invite members of the college to participate in ongoing strategic planning, along with collaboration with other programs and departments.

Before becoming a CCU faculty member in Fall 2010, Jadallah served as chair of the teacher education faculty and served as cooperating faculty in the School of Policy and International Affairs at the University of Maine. Career highlights for Jadallah at UMaine were founding a Ph.D. program in curriculum and instruction; working on a collaborative grant with Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates; and developing a Global Education Institute and Study Tour for pre-service and in-service teachers.

Jadallah has 26 years of postsecondary teaching and administrative experience, specializing in curriculum design and evaluation, social studies education and global studies. He earned a bachelors degree in history and psychology (dual major) from Malone College in Canton, Ohio; a masters degree in curriculum and instruction from Bowling Green State University; and a Ph.D. in teacher education and social studies education from Ohio State University in Columbus.