Candidates for education dean make public presentations
Feb. 1, 2003
KALAMAZOO -- Three candidates for dean of the Western Michigan University College of Education will make public presentations this month.
The candidates and the dates of their presentations are Joseph R. Morris of WMU's Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology, Feb. 6; Thomas J. Buttery of the College of Education at Fort Hays State University, Feb. 12; and Gary L. Wegenke of WMU's Department of Teaching, Learning and Leadership, Feb. 20.
The time and location of each presentation is listed below, along with additional information about each of the candidates. All three presentations are open to the public and will conclude with a question and answer session.
Dr. Joseph R. Morris
Morris has been a professor and chair of Western Michigan University's Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology since 1995. Morris has a Ph.D in Counseling/Educational Psychology from the University of Michigan. Prior to his appointment at WMU, he served at the University of Minnesota at Duluth, Moorhead State University and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. In addition to academic appointments, he has served as a consultant in a variety of corporate and K-12 public school settings. He continues professional practice as a counseling psychologist.
Dr. Thomas J. Buttery
Buttery is a professor and dean of the College of Education at Fort Hays State University. His doctorate was earned at Indiana University with a major in curriculum and instruction, as well as administration and supervision. Prior to serving at Fort Hays State University, Buttery's academic career included serving as chairperson at East Carolina University, and teaching at the University of Alabama, Northeast Louisiana University and the University of Georgia. Buttery is past-president of the Association of Teacher Educators.
Dr. Gary L. Wegenke
Wegenke is an associate professor in Western Michigan University's Department of Teaching, Learning and Leadership since 1998. He has a Ph.D in educational administration from Ohio State University. Prior to his appointment at WMU, he held two major school system superintendencies in the Des Moines and Waterloo (Iowa) School Districts. He has also served as principal, deputy superintendent and central administrative posts in the Lansing (Mich.) School District. As a researcher and consultant, Wegenke recently led a collaborative project for the National Science Foundation and currently is program evaluator for WMU's Gear Up Program.
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