Bailey to lead Education


Jerry Bailey

Jerry D. Bailey, director of the Institute for Educational Research and Public Service at KU, was named interim dean of KU's School of Education in June.

Bailey, a former high school teacher and administrator in Wichita schools who has taught at KU for 25 years, will succeed Karen Gallagher, who is leaving this fall to become dean of the University of Southern California's Rossier School of Education.

"I am confident Jerry will serve the school and the university very well in this important interim position," said Provost David Shulenburger. "Jerry has the skills to lead the school during this exciting and challenging period in the school's history."

Shulenburger will appoint a search committee and begin a national search for a permanent dean in the fall.

Bailey joined the KU faculty in 1975 and later served as associate dean for undergraduate studies and teacher education from 1985 to 1997. He was named director of the educational research institute in 1997. As director, he oversees sponsored research and training projects, funded at $2 million a year, that promote equal educational opportunities and professional development.

He earned bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Oklahoma, Norman, and received his doctorate in education from the University of Tennessee.











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