Wayne State University

Note from the Dean

Message from Dean Whitman about The Educator

Carolyn M. Shields, Ph.D., Dean and Professor

The Educator – the College of Education’s source for news about the college’s faculty, staff, students and alumni – celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2012. That year it also experienced a transition from a paper format to an online version. There were several reasons for this change: first, to economize as the cost of designing, printing and mailing a paper version of an annual newsletter had become prohibitive; second, to “go green” and be more environmentally friendly; third, to offer unlimited space to provide all the news we want to share with you about what’s happening in the college with its faculty, staff, students and programs; and, last, to make it possible to get this news to you in a more timely manner.

We hope that you find our online newsletter easy to navigate, newsworthy and an interesting read. Your input is always welcome, so please share your thoughts with us at COEnewsletter@wayne.edu. In addition, if you have a suggestion for a future article, you will find a place in the newsletter to submit your idea. And, if you have any questions about the College of Education in general, you can submit them to Request Information.

Thank you for your interest in and support of the College of Education!


R. Douglas Whitman, Ph.D.
Dean and Professor
College of Education