Dean of the Bagwell College of Education


Kennesaw State University

Dean of the Bagwell College of Education

Kennesaw State University invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the Bagwell College of Education (BCOE). Kennesaw State Seeks an entrepreneurial, innovative leader who is approachable, transparent, and can expand the research agenda to support KSU’s designation as an R2 institution. The next Dean will also need to embrace and foster the strong social justice mission within the Bagwell College of Education.

A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State offers more than 160+ undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees and 55 certificate programs to its nearly 42,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The University's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties, and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 126 countries across the globe. The University's alumni network is 100,000 strong. A Carnegie-designated doctoral institution (R2), it is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country.

Bagwell College of Education (BCOE) prepares educators to improve student learning through innovative teaching, purposeful research, and engaged service within a collaborative teaching and learning community. BCOE is a trailblazer in the education field, nationally recognized for its masters and doctoral programs, and particularly for its leadership, educational technology, and inclusive education expertise. The BCOE is home to 2,594 students studying at all levels from bachelor's degrees to the education doctorate. The 113 full-time faculty in BCOE work to prepare new teachers, experienced professionals, and educational leaders to use the latest technologies, strategies, and methods to inspire P-12 students to achieve at their maximum potential throughout the state of Georgia.

The dean reports directly to the provost and is the chief academic and administrative officer for Bagwell College of Education. A few of the key priorities for the next dean will be to: bring leadership, innovation, vision and unity to BCOE and its educational partners; build philanthropic support for BCOE and their newly launched School of Instructional Technology and Innovation; support a research vision that is aligned with KSU’s R2 Roadmap to Success; create a diverse and inclusive environment while deepening BCOE’s relationship within the educational system in Georgia.

The dean will bring to the role a record of teaching and scholarly achievement reflective of Kennesaw State’s own standards of excellence and coupled with integrity and vision. The successful candidate should possess an earned doctorate or foreign equivalent in a discipline relevant to the College as well as academic qualifications appropriate for appointment at the rank of professor in one of the academic departments of the College.  The next dean should also demonstrate a record of effective managerial leadership skills, clear communication, and a commitment to diversity, inclusivity, shared governance and community engagement.

More information on this position can be found here.

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately. For best consideration please submit materials by March 10th, 2021, but applications will be reviewed and considered until the position is filled. Requested application materials include a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; and five professional references.

Please submit inquiries, nominations and application materials to:

Thomas Fitch, Partner

Amanda Bennett, Senior Associate

Storbeck Search 

Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status.

Georgia is an Open Records state.