Dean's Office


A Message from Dean Lauren Lindstrom

As the new Dean, I’d like to welcome you to the UC Davis School of Education. I am very excited to be joining a school that has already done so much for the field of education and is poised to expand its impact even further.

Our mission is to reduce educational inequities so that all learners have access to a quality education and that mission is woven into all of our degree programs. We know that our students, whether they’re here to earn their teaching credential, master’s degree, PhD or EdD, will have the opportunity to reach hundreds or thousands of students over the course of their careers. Our commitment is to prepare them to be leaders for change in their classrooms, schools, school districts and college campuses through their teaching and research.

The School of Education’s reach is broad and deep. In addition to preparing the next generation of educators, our faculty are researching ways to support bilingual learners and students with disabilities, examining the most effective ways to use citizen science and restorative justice practices, investigating testing tools and math education, questioning assumptions about how we should improve reading comprehension and support students as they transition to college, and so much more.

As Dean, I hold central our unwavering commitment to addressing issues of social justice and equity. This work is challenging and requires constant efforts on multiple levels. To that end, we will continue to grow our partnerships and build on our tradition of research and education that is directly relevant and responsive to community needs.

I look forward to working with you to achieve our highest aspirations.


Dean Lindstrom to Serve as Fulbright Specialist

Dr. Lauren Lindstrom, Dean of the School of Education at UC Davis, has been selected to serve as a Fulbright Specialist in the area of education, an appointment she will hold for three years. She is the second faculty member at the School of Education to serve as a Fulbright Specialist. Dr. Nadeen Ruiz, Lecturer/Supervisor in our Multiple Subject Credential Program, is on the roster for 2014-2019.

Meet Dean Lauren Lindstrom

Meet Dean Lauren Lindstrom
Watch her video message about the School of Education

In June 2017, the School of Education celebrated the arrival of Dean Lauren Lindstrom with a gathering of supporters, including Interim Dean Paul Hastings and Founding Dean Harold Levine. “When the School of Education began the search for our new Dean,” Hastings said in his remarks, “we were looking for a true educational leader, someone with demonstrated excellence in research, teaching and administration.

Dr. Lauren Lindstrom

Announcing New Dean Lauren Lindstrom
Experienced academic and administrator to start June 1

Interim Chancellor Ralph J. Hexter has announced the appointment of Lauren E. Lindstrom as the new dean of the School of Education. She holds a Ph.D. in educational leadership and most recently served as associate dean of Research and Faculty Development in the College of Education at the University of Oregon.


Professor Paul D. Hastings Appointed Interim Dean of School of Education

On July 1, 2016, Professor Paul D. Hastings was appointed to serve as Interim Dean of the School of Education after the retirement of Founding Dean Harold Levine.


Founding Dean Harold Levine Retires

Founding School of Education Dean Harold Levine retired on June 30, 2016. He came to UC Davis from UCLA in 2001, and since then has been a tireless advocate for the School’s vision to eliminate educational inequities and advance a quality education for all.

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