May 04, 2007

Education dean candidate to visit campus

by K.C. Jaehnig

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois University Carbondale's search for a dean for its College of Education and Human Services continues as Jeffrey N. Weatherly, chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, arrives in town Sunday, May 6, for a series of interviews concluding May 8.

Weatherly will talk about the educational challenges and opportunities for education in this century in an open forum running from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Monday, May 7, in Room 201, Lawson Hall.

Weatherly's department, in North Dakota's flagship university, has a budget of close to $2 million, 16 faculty members, more than 350 undergraduate and 50 graduate students, and both on- and off-campus academic programs. He serves as its development officer (heading a drive that created an endowment for student research and travel), oversees strategic planning and represents the department before the state legislature.

Weatherly also oversees the nation's first and largest program designed to recruit and train American-Indian students in clinical psychology at the doctoral level.

An active researcher himself, he has seen the number of grants won by his faculty nearly double during his tenure as chair.

Kenneth Teitelbaum, chair of the Department of Teaching, Leadership and Curriculum Studies at Kent State University in Ohio, concluded his campus visit Tuesday (May 1), and David A. Birch, chair of SIUC's Department of Health Education and Recreation, will wind up his round of interviews today (May 4). Gregory J. Paveza, interim campus associate dean at the University of South Florida in Lakeland, will visit May 9-10.