Dean Bean to Lead ATU College of Education

Dr. Phillip B. Bridgmon, interim vice president for academic affairs at Arkansas Tech University, has announced that Dr. Linda Bean will be the new dean of the ATU College of Education.

Bean has served as interim dean of the college since Jan. 2, 2018. The interim tag will be removed from her title as of July 1, 2018.

She is succeeding Dr. Mary B. Gunter, who was dean of the ATU College of Education from 2015-17 and is now serving the university as chief of staff in the Office of the President.

A member of the ATU faculty since 2000, Bean is a two-time ATU Faculty Award of Excellence winner as the 2007 recipient in the teaching category and the 2009 recipient in the service category.

Bean holds a bachelor’s degree from Arkansas Tech University, a master’s degree from the University of Central Arkansas and a Doctor of Education degree from Oklahoma State University.

She is the reigning Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) Arkansas and Region IV post-secondary teacher of the year.

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