Westminster College Hires New Dean of the School of Education
March 13, 2007
Westminster College has selected Dr. Robert Shaw as the new Dean of the School of Education. Dr. Shaw will help the School of Education navigate the many challenges and opportunities teacher education will face in the years to come, such as the increased multi-culturalism of our community. Shaw will continue development of new graduate programs, such as the college’s new MAT program.
Dr. Shaw is currently the Executive Associate Dean of the College at Brown University. He also teaches graduate and undergraduate course in educational psychology and human development at Brown. His extensive experience as a senior administrator and a faculty member makes him a valuable resource for Westminster and the School of Education.
Dr. Shaw received both his PhD and M.A. in Educational Psychology from the University of Chicago. He earned his A.B. in Psychology from Occidental College.
Westminster College, founded in 1875, is a private, comprehensive, liberal arts college dedicated to students and their learning. Impassioned teaching and active learning are the hallmarks of the Westminster experience. The college prepares its students for success through a strong foundation of liberal education combined with cutting-edge professional programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located where the magnificent Rocky Mountains meet the vibrant city of Salt Lake, Westminster blends classroom learning with experiences presented by its unique location to help students develop skills and attributes critical for success in a rapidly changing world. “U.S. News & World Report” consistently ranks Westminster in the top tier of regional colleges and universities in the West, and as an excellent educational value. For more information, visit www.westminstercollege.edu .