- 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.