Gorrell Appointed New GSE Dean

Posted: January 18, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Elena Barbre

Jeffrey Gorrell, associate dean for research and graduate studies at Auburn University, has been appointed dean of the Graduate School of Education (GSE), effective June 1. He succeeds Gary Galluzzo, who took a position as executive vice president for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Martin Ford, associate dean in GSE, has been serving as acting dean.

Gorrell has served as associate dean at Auburn’s College of Education since 1992. His responsibilities there include encouraging and supporting research and grant-seeking activities of faculty, developing and directing external contracts and grants, maintaining standards of graduate programs, developing international education program efforts, overseeing technological developments in the college, and managing the college’s financial affairs and daily operations.

He also served as department head for Educational Foundations, Leadership, and Technology at Auburn for three years, and before that was director of the Southeastern Louisiana University Human Development Institute, where he handled program and research development in areas associated with child and adult development. He earned his B.A. in English from Vanderbilt University, and his M.A. in English and his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Florida.

“I am delighted that Jeff is joining us,” says Provost Peter Stearns. “He brings us wide experience in the field of education, and the capacity for new initiatives in areas ranging from international outreach to cognitive psychology and educational policy. I look forward to working with him.”

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