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Nan Restine named
dean of TWU’s College of Professional Education
Dr. Nan Restine has been named dean of the College of Professional
Education (COPE) at Texas Woman’s University. Dr. Restine
previously served as interim dean of COPE, and as chair of
the Department of Teacher Education. She will continue to
serve in that role until a new chair is selected.
COPE includes the
departments of family sciences, reading and teacher education,
as well as the School of Library and Information Studies,
the Office of Student Support Services and the Professional
Development Center. Dr. Restine’s service as interim
dean for the past year has included assisting in the preparation
for accreditation reviews by the American Library Association
in March and for a site visit by CACREP (Council for Accreditation
of Counseling and Related Educational Programs) this September;
working with programs and departments to develop criteria
for promotion and tenure that are consistent with recently
adopted university standards; facilitating academic program
and curriculum development; and continuing to focus on opportunities
for outreach in teaching, research and service activities.
“I want COPE
and TWU to be the place of choice,” Dr. Restine said.
grown in many areas in a relatively short amount of time,”
she said. “We need to be thoughtful about growth in
our programs and our collaborative efforts with community
colleges and other entities, while being mindful about our
focus on faculty development.”
Dr. Restine received
her bachelor of science degree in health, physical education
and recreation from Eastern New Mexico University. She holds
a master of arts in curriculum and instruction from New Mexico
State University, and a specialist in education and a Ph.D.
in educational administration and supervision from The University
of New Mexico.
Prior to joining
TWU in July 2004, she served as the associate dean of the
College of Education at the University of Alabama; as interim
associate dean in the College of Education and associate head
of the School of Curriculum and Educational Leadership at
Oklahoma State University; and as an assistant professor of
educational leadership in the College of Education and Behavioral
Sciences at Western Kentucky University. She also taught and
coached for more than 15 years in public schools in Texas
and New Mexico.
“I feel privileged
to do the work that I do,” Dr. Restine said. “The
work we do in education is the most honorable work one can
do — improving the quality of living and learning.
as an educator has been enormously rewarding for me, and I
hope I have contributed in some way toward making things better
than they were.”
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