Field to Become Dean of College of Education

Dr. Sherry L. Field, associate dean for teacher education, student affairs and administration in the University of Texas at Austin College of Education, will become dean of the Arkansas Tech University College of Education on Sept. 1.

Field will succeed Dr. Eldon Clary, who will retire as dean of the Arkansas Tech College of Education on June 30 following a 45-year career at the university.

Her appointment was approved by the Arkansas Tech Board of Trustees during its May meeting.

Field holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Texas Tech University, a Master of Education degree from Stephen F. Austin University and a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from the University of Texas at Austin.

A member of the University of Texas faculty since 2001, Field is the Catherine Mae Parker Centennial Professor in Education on the Austin campus.

She has taught and served as an administrator in K-12 education in Arkansas and Texas. Her previous faculty appointments included stints at the University of Colorado-Denver and at the University of Georgia, where she earned a Glickman Fellowship in 2000.

Field is a former editor of Social Studies and the Young Learner and a former chair of the College and University Faculty Association Executive Board of the National Council for the Social Studies.

She will hold the faculty rank of professor of curriculum and instruction at Arkansas Tech.

The Arkansas Tech College of Education consists of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, the Department of Health and Physical Education and the Department of College Student Personnel.

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