Penn State’s Jacqueline Edmondson Is a Finalist for Dean at the University of Arkansas

The College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas has announced a field of three candidates as finalists for the position of dean. All three candidates will have visited the Fayetteville campus by March 17 for public presentations and interviews. One of the three candidates is a woman.

EdmondsonJJacqueline Edmondson is associate vice president and associate dean for undergraduate education at Pennsylvania State University. She also serves as a professor of curriculum and instruction. Dr. Edmondson first joined the faculty at Penn State in 2000.

edmondsonBookDr. Edmondson is the author of several biographies aimed at adolescent readers. She is also the author of such books as Prairie Town: Redefining Rural Life in an Age of Globalization (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2003) and Understanding and Applying Critical Policy Study: Reading Educators Advocating for Change (International Reading Association, 2004). Professor Edmondson is also the editor of the four-volume encyclopedia Music in American Life; An Encyclopedia of the Songs, Styles, Stars, and Stories That Shaped Our Culture (ABC-CLIO, 2013).

Professor Edmondson holds a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree, and a doctorate in curriculum and instruction, all from Pennsylvania State University.

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