Press Release for Friday, July 1, 2016
UNF Appoints New College of Education and Human Services Dean
Media Contact: Andrea Mestdagh, Specialist
Department of Public Relations
The Board of Trustees at the University of
North Florida affirmed the appointment of Dr. Diane Yendol-Hoppey as the dean
of the College of Education and Human Services. She begins her new position on
“I am thrilled to be joining a faculty that is
innovative, cares about regional and international partnerships and is
committed to using research-based practices to improve education and other human
services in the region and beyond,” said Yendol-Hoppey.
She succeeds Dr. Marsha Lupi, who served as
interim dean of the College of Education and Human Resources since July 2014.
Yendol-Hoppey is the former associate dean of Educator Preparation and
Partnerships, director of the David C. Anchin Center at the College of
Education and professor of education at the University of South Florida. She
began those positions in 2014.
“We are very excited that Dr.
Yendol-Hoppey is joining UNF,” said Dr. Earle Traynham, provost in the Office
of Academic Affairs. “She brings an extensive background in higher
education and has demonstrated strong and effective leadership at prior universities. Public
education faces many challenges in Jacksonville and throughout the
country. We are very pleased to have her leading our college at this
Yendol-Hoppey’s research focuses on clinically rich teacher education,
job-embedded professional development and partnerships dedicated to improving
teaching and learning in urban contexts. She has written four books and
published articles in numerous journals, includingthe Journal of
Teacher Education, School-University Partnerships Journal, Educational
Leadership, Teacher Education Quarterly, The New Educator, Florida Journal of
Teacher Education and many more.
Over the course of her career, she has facilitated the innovation of a variety
of teacher education programs which have been recognized by the National
Association of Professional Development Schools Exemplary PDS Achievement Award
and the Association of Teacher Educators Distinguished Program in Teacher
Education Award three times. She received the Association of Teacher Educators
Distinguished Research in Teacher Education and Distinguished Dissertation
Award as well as the Kappa Delta Pi/AERA Division K Early Career Research
Award, to name a few.
Yendol-Hoppey received her doctorate in curriculum and instruction, a master’s
degree in educational theory and policy and a bachelor’s degree in advertising,
all from Pennsylvania State University.
The College of Education and Human Services
mission is to collaborate with local, regional, national and international
stakeholders to promote transformational learning experiences; establish and
nurture partnerships with local institutions and agencies to address the needs
of the community, which is inclusive of urban areas; and use evidence-based
practices to prepare effective practitioners who exhibit a professional
university located on
an environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are dedicated to
enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own futures
through a well-rounded education.