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SOE Director's Message


Dear Friends,

Thank you for visiting the virtual home of the School of Education. We continue to enact our motto “We Dream! We Think! We Do!” This motto allows us to impact our world in a positive way. Teachers lead the way as we work to improve and enhance teaching and learning experiences for students and educators and positively advance our society. Teachers touch every aspect of our society and are an integral part in positively influencing every student and preparing every profession. Faculty in the School of Education are deeply committed to engaging in work that influences the teaching and learning in schools, the community, the education profession, and UT Tyler. You can read more about the ways this occurred in the past academic year by exploring our School of Education Highlights webpage.

As we approach the 2017-2018 academic year, we have faculty serving in multiple positions as well as a welcoming a new colleague.

  1. Dr. Cheon-woo Han, Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology, joins our faculty. Dr. Han is a graduate of UT Austin and has spent the last few years as a postdoctoral research associate for the Office of the Vice Provost at the University of Illinois at Chicago. We’re excited to welcome Dr. Han and his family to the School of Education and Tyler.
  2. Dr. Frank Dykes will be serving as the School of Education Graduate Coordinator as well as the coordinator for the Educational Diagnostician program. We’re excited to have Dr. Dykes guiding all of our graduate programs in the School of Education.
  3. Dr. Kouider Mokhtari will be serving as the President of the Faculty Senate. This is an important university-wide role as he guides the Faculty Senate as well as serving as a liaison for the faculty and administration.
  4. Dr. Colleen Swain will be serving as the Chair of the Chairs Council. This council is a way for chairs and directors from across the university to collaborate with each other and the administration to ensure that our academic units effectively and efficiently provide the academic programs our students need and deserve.

As you can tell from the roles our faculty are fulfilling along with their teaching, research, and service responsibilities and our recent accomplishments from the 2016-2017 year, the School of Education is a community of reflective thinkers that takes action to make a difference in our schools, community, and profession. Please join us as we lead the way to a strong society with high quality teaching and learning experiences for students and teachers. We dream, we think, we do!


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Colleen Swain, Ph.D.
Professor and Director


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