Dean, Judith Herb College of Education

The University of Toledo

Dean, Judith Herb College of Education

The University of Toledo invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean, Judith Herb College of Education (JHCOE). The successful candidate will embrace UT’s mission and build upon JHCOE’s impeccable reputation of providing its students with the knowledge, skills and disposition to serve as academic and professional leaders in a variety of fields. JHCOE graduates are deeply committed to serving others and to meeting the challenge of making their communities, their state, their nation, and their world a better place.

UT is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity. Founded in 1872 in downtown Toledo as the Toledo University of Arts and Trades, the University became a member of the state university system in 1967. Transformed into the University of Toledo (UT) located in Toledo, Ohio, it is comprised of 13 colleges (Arts and Letters, Business and Innovation, Education, Engineering, Graduate Studies, Health and Human Services, Honors, Law, Medicine and Life Sciences, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Nursing, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and University College). UT’s enrollment of over 20,000 students (fall 2016) draws from across the U.S. and nearly 80 countries. The university has a vibrant campus life with over 350 student organizations. Its athletic teams, called the Rockets, are members of the Mid-American Conference. For more information about UT, please visit:

Founded as a Teachers College in 1916, a generous gift from the Herb family in 2006 resulted in what is now known as the Judith Herb College of Education. JHCOE is located on the Main Campus in Gillham Hall where 52 faculty represent a blend of scholars and distinguished professionals who embody the diversity and excellence of the College. JHCOE’s enrollment in fall 2016 was approximately 1,200.

The Judith Herb College of Education mission is to prepare educators, instructional leaders, and scholars who can construct and sustain effective learning environments through the development and practice of innovative educational theories and pedagogical approaches. To accomplish its vision of shaping the future of education for an ever-changing world, the College has three areas of focus: Curriculum and Instruction; Early Childhood, Higher Education and Special Education; and Educational Foundations and Leadership which respectively offer five undergraduate degrees with 21 areas of concentration, four master’s degrees with 31 areas of concentration, two Education Specialist degrees, three doctoral degrees with 12 areas of concentration, and four certification programs. JHCOE is fully accredited by the CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation). For more details about the College, see

The Dean is the chief academic, fiscal, and administrative officer of the Judith Herb College of Education, and reports directly to the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Dean provides leadership to the faculty and staff in all matters relating to curriculum and program development; accreditation, assessment and evaluation; recruitment and retention of faculty, staff and students; research, scholarship, grant-seeking and fundraising. The Dean will actively pursue collaborations with corporations and other organizations, as well as pursue fundraising for the College in concert with the Office of Institutional Advancement.

A complete application will include a letter describing relevant experiences and interest in the position; current curriculum vitae; and the name of five references with titles, mailing addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses. Individuals who wish to nominate a candidate should submit a letter of nomination, including the name, position, address, telephone number and email address of the nominee. Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc., an executive search firm, is assisting University of Toledo in this search.  Submission of materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. Confidential screening will begin immediately. For best consideration, applications and nominations should be provided by October 18. The person hired into this position will be expected to begin service to UT as early as spring 2018 and as late as July 1, 2018.


Applications and letters of nominations should be submitted to:

 Jan Greenwood or Betty Turner Asher, Partners

Sharon A. McDade, Principal

Patricia J. Gibbs, Executive Search Consultant

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.

42 Business Centre Drive, Suite 206

Miramar Beach, Florida 32550

Phone: 850-650-2277 / Fax: 850-650-2272






The University of Toledo is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. The University of Toledo does not discriminate in employment, educational programs, or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military or veteran status, disability, familial status, or political affiliation. The University of Toledo provides reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to complete this application, or for testing or interviewing, please contact the Human Resources Department.