By Aubrey Byron, News Editor

The University of Missouri-St. Louis is interviewing candidates for the College of Education Dean position. Three candidates have been invited to visit the campus next week. A university-wide email was sent out on Thursday November 9. It stated, “Information on each candidate and their visit can be found on our Executive Search Website.  Each candidate will provide a campus-wide presentation and will spend time meeting with COE faculty, staff, and students and some of our broader campus community.”

The three candidates are as follows:


Dr. M. Cecil Smith

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education

Professor, Learning Sciences & Human Development

College of Education and Human Services

West Virginia University

Campus Visit: November 14-15, 2017

Campus-wide Presentation: November 14, 2-3:30 pm, Ed Collabitat


Dr. Dave L. Edyburn

Associate Dean for Research

College of Education and Human Performance

University of Central Florida

Campus Visit: November 27-28, 2017

Campus-wide Presentation: November 27, 2-3:30 pm, Ed Collabitat


Dr. Ann R. Taylor

Interim Dean

Professor of Curriculum and Instruction

College of Education

University of Missouri-St. Louis

Campus Visit: November 29-30, 2017

Campus-wide Presentation: November 29, 2-3:30 pm, Ed Collabitat