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Dean Cheryl Achterberg

Cheryl Achterberg, DeanCheryl Achterberg was appointed dean of the College of Education and Human Ecology in July 2008. In her role, she leads highly ranked programs in the educational studies, human sciences and teaching and learning disciplines.

She is one of today's outstanding scholars in community health and nutrition education. She has numerous honors including the 2015 Helen Denning Ullrich Award for Lifetime Excellence in Nutrition Education from the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior and the Mead Johnson Award for Research in Nutrition from the American Institute of Nutrition. (Read More)

Dean Achterberg's blog: Enhancing the Human Experience

Central Leadership

  • Bryan Warnick, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
  • Anastasia Snyder, Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs
  • Natasha Slesnick, Associate Dean of Research
  • Noelle Arnold, Associate Dean of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement
  • Erica Brownstein, Assistant Dean of Educator Preparation
  • Kim Lightle, Assistant Dean of Research
  • Jennifer Klosterman-Lando, Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Student Services
  • Pat Bebo, Assistant Dean of Outreach and Engagement

Community Impact

Our work at the College of Education and Human Ecology brings together theory and practice to share and improve the community in powerful ways. Our centers and programs develop and execute innovative strategies that improve educational and healthy living opportunities for children, adults and families in cities, states and nations around the world. 
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College Council

The College Council is an elected body of faculty that advises the dean on college academics, policies and procedures such as programs, fiscal matters and personnel decisions. 
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