Terry Mason appointed dean of Indiana University School of Education
Mason has worked in teacher education for over 30 years
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Professor Terry Mason has been appointed dean of the Indiana University School of Education following approval by the IU Board of Trustees.
Mason has been at the IU School of Education for 22 years and has served in several administrative capacities, including his role as interim dean during the 2015-16 academic year. His appointment as dean will last two years.
“Dr. Mason is a seasoned and experienced administrator who has worked at both the school and campus levels,” IU Bloomington Provost and Executive Vice President Lauren Robel said. “He knows the school and its many strengths well and is committed to excellence in all of its programs. He has been a particularly strong advocate for teacher preparation, research excellence, technology in the classroom and advancing international programs within the school.”
Mason replaced Gerardo Gonzalez, who had served as dean from 2000 to 2015.
“I am honored and excited to be appointed to continue to lead the IU School of Education,” Mason said. “This is a unique opportunity to carry on the important work we are doing in advancing educational policy, practice and research.”
Mason began his career as an elementary school teacher in California and has worked in teacher education for over 30 years.
“As dean, I plan to build upon the quality of excellence we have come to expect from the IU School of Education,” Mason said. “Now more than ever, our focus on development of education programs in Indiana and around the world is vital for the future of education.”
About the IU School of Education
The IU School of Education is a world leader in graduate and undergraduate study, research and preparation for the field of teaching. Founded in 1908, the IU School of Education is ranked among the nation’s top education programs by U.S. News & World Report. Its mission is to improve teaching, learning and human development globally. The school includes five departments and 12 research centers, all working toward preparing tomorrow’s teachers for the classroom while contributing to the study of educational theory and practice.