Search begins for next dean of College of Education, Health and Society

Michael Dantley, dean of the College of Education, Health and Society (EHS) since June 2015, will retire at the end of this calendar year. A search is getting underway to find his successor.Michael Dantley, EHS dean

Michael Dantley

Dantley has been “a long-time member of the Miami community and has dedicated his career to changing lives and making the world a better place through education,” said Jason Osborne, Miami’s provost and executive vice president of academic affairs.

“Our challenge is to ensure that we continue building on his work and honor his commitment to the future of our College of Education, Health and Society,” he said.

Dantley has held various teaching and administrative positions on the Oxford campus, where he started as an assistant professor in 1986 and later became chair of the department of educational leadership from July 2012-June 2013. He earned professor emeritus status in 2013.

Dantley was an associate provost and associate vice president for academic affairs from 2008-2011 and associate dean for academic affairs in EHS from 2006-2008. Before returning to Miami as dean of EHS, he was dean of the School of Education at Loyola University Chicago.

Miami has engaged the national firm of Storbeck Search and Associates to assist with the search, and Osborne said the community will be kept informed as the search evolves.

The provost has appointed a search committee, which will be chaired by Chris Makaroff, dean of the College of Arts and Science. Other members include: Amity Noltemeyer, educational psychology; Molly Moorhead, educational leadership; Anthony James, family science and social work; Kevin Ballard, kinesiology and health; Brody Ruihley, sport leadership and management; Nazan Bautista, teacher education; Jessica Williamson, EHS dean’s office; Devin Moran, graduate student; Harper Sutton, undergraduate student; Loren May, EHS Advisory Council.