Office of the Dean

Office of the Dean

Larry Brown

Brown, Larry

Lead Developer


Degrees

  • BA, Computer Information Systems, Western Michigan University, 2001
Coleen Coleman

Coleman, Coleen

Associate Dean, School of Education and Social Policy


Degrees

  • BS, Communication, Northwestern University, 1988
  • MS, Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University, 1991
Julie Deardorff

Deardorff, Julie

Director of Communications and Outreach


Degrees

  • MBA, University of Iowa
  • BA, Journalism, University of Iowa
Steve Drey

Drey, Steve

Lead UX Designer/Digital Strategist


Degrees

  • BA in Art - Emphasis in Design - Art Education Teaching Certification, University of Iowa, 1999
Keisha Etienne

Etienne, Keisha

Financial Administrator


Degrees

  • M.S, Public Service Management , DePaul University , 2012
  • BA, Social Science Interdisciplinary with a concentration in legal studies. Minor in English, University at Buffalo, 2007
David Figlio

Figlio, David

Dean, School of Education and Social Policy

Orrington Lunt Professor of Education and Social Policy

Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research


Degrees

  • PhD, Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1995
  • MS, Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1992
  • BS, Business Economics and Public Policy, George Washington University, 1991

Research Interests

Accountability policy; economics of education; teacher quality; teacher labor markets; anti-poverty policy; intergenerational transmission of human capital; evaluation design.

Russell Gillespie

Gillespie, Russell

User Support Specialist, School of Education and Social Policy


Degrees

  • MA, Sound Arts and Industries, Northwestern University, 2018
  • BA, Music in Composition, Oakland University, 2005
Michael Hannen

Hannen, Michael

Director, Information Technology, School of Education and Social Policy


Degrees

  • MS, Computer Science, University of Chicago, 2008
  • BFA, Theater, DePaul University, 1994
Jeanne Hughes

Hughes, Jeanne

Assistant Dean for Research


Degrees

  • BA, Grinnell College
Anne Kerins

Kerins, Anne

Director of Business and Finance


Degrees

  • MS in Library and Information Science, University of Illinois
  • AB, Kenyon College
De-Anthony King

King, De-Anthony

Director of Development


Degrees

  • MBA, Operations Management: Supply chain/logistics, Quinlan School of Business, Loyola University Chicago, 2009
  • BS, Computer Science, Shaw University, 1999
  • BS, Mathematics, Shaw University, 1999
Ryan Nix

Nix, Ryan

Senior IT Consultant, School of Education and Social Policy


Degrees

  • BS, Organizational Communication, Minor in Marketing, Southern Illinois University, 1998
  • MS in Computer Information Studies (in progress), Northwestern University
Susan Olson

Olson, Susan

Assistant Dean, Student Affairs

Coordinator of Student Programs

Adviser, Human Development and Psychological Services


Degrees

  • MA, College Student Personnel, University of Maryland - College Park
  • AB, Albion College, Speech Communication
Amy Pratt

Pratt, Amy

Assistant Dean for Community Education Partnerships


Degrees

  • PhD, Geography, West Virginia University, 2006
  • MA, Geography, West Virginia University, 1999
  • BA, International Studies, West Virginia University, 1995
Megan Redfearn

Redfearn, Megan

Director, Faculty Support and Doctoral Student Affairs


Degrees

  • BA, Environmental Geo-science, Boston College
  • MS, Learning & Organizational Change, Northwestern University, 2012
Carmen Robinson Miner

Robinson Miner, Carmen

Senior Research Administrator


Degrees

Laura Salus

Salus, Laura

Executive Assistant to the Dean


Degrees

  • BA, English, Pace University
  • MS, Teaching, Pace University
  • MA, Literature, Northwestern University
Matt Wagner

Wagner, Matt

Associate Research Administrator


Degrees

  • BA, Politics, Messiah College, 2014
  • BA, Music Composition, Messiah College, 2014