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11/29/93

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Search committee for education dean named

STANFORD -- A search committee for the new dean of the School of Education has been appointed by Provost Condoleezza Rice.

Marshall S. Smith, dean of education since 1986, is serving as undersecretary of education in Washington, D.C. Nel Noddings, the Lee L. Jacks Professor of Child Education, has been acting dean in Smith's absence.

Rice will co-chair the committee with education Professor Lee Shulman. Other members are John Baugh, Patricia Gumport, Kenji Hakuta and Michael Kirst, all faculty in education; Iris Litt, professor of pediatrics and director of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender; Richard Scott, professor of sociology; Charla Rolland, superintendent of the Las Lomitas School District; and graduate students Thomas Keating, Maureen Porter and Judy Powell. Anne Fletcher of the Provost's Office will staff the committee.

The School of Education has 39 faculty members and 370 students enrolled in master's and doctoral programs. The dean is the school's chief academic officer.

Members of the Stanford faculty, staff and student body are invited to recommend candidates and/or criteria for the committee's consideration. Nominations for both internal and external candidates are being solicited. Nominees must be tenurable or have tenure at the rank of professor. They must demonstrate an outstanding scholarly career and potential for academic leadership and administration.

Recommendations should be sent by Jan. 15, 1994, to School of Education Search Committee, c/o Provost's Office, mail code 2061, or to any member of the search committee.

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