Denise Taliaferro Baszile named interim dean of the College of Education, Health and Society

Denise Taliaferro Baszile will serve as interim dean of the College of Education, Health & Society (EHS) from Jan. 1 through May 31.Denise Taliaferro Baszile named interim dean of EHS

Denise Taliaferro Baszile

“She brings a wealth of academic and administrative experience to this position,” Jason Osborne, Miami’s provost and executive vice president of academic affairs, wrote in his announcement to EHS faculty and staff.

Taliaferro Baszile has been the associate dean of diversity and student experience for EHS since 2015 and previously held positions as director of diversity initiatives for EHS from 2011-2015 and director of graduate studies for the department of educational leadership from 2009-2011.

She has been a professor of educational leadership since 2018 and served as an associate professor of educational leadership from 2008-2018.

Taliaferro Baszile, who joined Miami in 2002 as an assistant professor of educational leadership, earned her doctorate from Louisiana State University.

Jason Lane, dean of the School of Education and professor of educational policy & leadership at the University at Albany, will become dean of EHS on June 1. He will succeed Michael Dantley, who has been dean since June 2015. Dantley is retiring at the end of December.