​School Leadership

Diana Hess, Dean and the Karen A. Falk Distinguished Chair of Education (About the Dean)

Melissa Amos-Landgraf, Associate Dean for Administration (Business Office)
Duties: administration and budget, human resources, institutional research, administrative forum, contracts, contract administration, space and remodeling, facilities, parking

Aaron Bird Bear, Interim Assistant Dean (Student Diversity Programs)
Duties: College Access Program (CAP); Office of Undergraduate Recruitment and Retention (OURR); Summer Education Research Program (SERP); Education Graduate Research Scholars (Ed-GRS); Co-Chair, School of Education Equity and Diversity Committee; School of Education Minority / Disadvantaged Coordinator (MDC)

Dawn Crim, Associate Dean (External Relations)
Duties: external relations, scholarships and awards, marketing and communications, alumni relations, foundation, liaison to Office of Corporate Relations, lobbyists' liaison

Teri Engelke, Assistant Dean for Human Resources (Business Office)
Duties: administration of human resources management activities for departments, centers, units and programs; personnel policies and procedures; employee compensation; benefits; recruitment; employee relations; training and development; legal compliance

Jim Escalante; Associate Dean for Faculty
Duties: faculty hiring/retention and tenure; mentoring of assistant professors; complaints; investigations; grievances; legal issues; tenure dossier review; professorships

Barbara Gerloff, Assistant Dean (Education Academic Services)
Duties: DARS encoding, document review and revision, student affairs

Jeff Hamm, Associate Dean for Student Services (Education Academic Services)
Duties: student services, undergraduate programs, Programs Committee, scholarships, equity and diversity

Carolyn Kelley, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Programs
Duties: Strategic academic program planning for undergraduate and graduate programs, summer term, enrollment management, faculty recruitment, development and retention, strategic initiatives

Anna Lewis & Brenda Spychalla, Interim Co-directors & Chief Information Officers (MERIT) 
Duties: media, education resources, technology, library

Bob Mathieu, Associate Dean for Research, Director WCER
Duties: research administration, human subjects protection, conflict of interest, graduate school link, Education and Social/Behavioral Science Institutional Review Board

Beth Walsh, Assistant Dean (Research and Sponsored Programs)
Duties: extramural Sponsored Proposals and Awards; Gift & Donation Financials; Fee for Service Contracts; SoE Liaison with Research & Sponsored Programs

Kimber Wilkerson, Acting Director of Teacher Education for 2016-17
Duties:  Oversight to teacher preparation programs, compliance with licensing requirements, leadership to the Coordinating Committee on Professionals in Education, liaison to Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Teacher Education Evaluation ad hoc task force