Dean, Faculty of Education

Committee Membership

Under Academic Policy, A13.05, Peter Keller, Vice-President, Academic and Provost, has formed a search committee to appoint a new Dean, Faculty of Education.

Membership of the Search Committee for Dean, Faculty of Education

Members Conditions Name
Vice-President, Academic and Provost Chair Peter Keller
Dean of Health Sciences Selected by the Deans Tania Bubela
Dean and Associate Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Selected by the Deans Jeff Derksen
Faculty Member Appointed by the VP, Academic and Provost to replace an elected faculty member.
Mark Fettes
Faculty Member Elected by and from the Faculty involved Engida Gebre
Faculty Member Elected by and from the Faculty involved Michelle Pidgeon
Faculty Member Elected by and from the Faculty involved Suzanne Smythe
Undergraduate Student Selected from the Faculty involved by the SFSS Cameron Nakatsu
Graduate Student Selected from the Faculty involved by the GSS Cristina Eftenaru
Staff  Elected by and from the Support Staff of the Faculty
Celeste Hambleton

Search Timeline

The search for a new dean can be a lengthy process. A consultative process with significant participation from stakeholders is essential to ensuring the search committee finds and recommends the best candidate to lead the Faculty of Education. Input provided by our faculty, staff, students and community partners is invaluable and the timeline below describes your opportunities to participate.

Summer 2018: Members of the search committee are elected, selected, and appointed according to Policy A13.05.

Friday, September 21, 2018: An Open Forum takes place from 9:30am - 11:00am in ASB 10900, Surrey campus 5380, and Segal Building 4400. 

Early October 2018: The position description will be finalized and a call for applications will be made.

Early December 2018: Potential candidates are identified and discussed by the search committee. 

January 2019: Interviews are held for shortlisted candidates.

Late January 2019: The search committee recommends the preferred candidate to the President.

Open Forum - Friday, September 21, 2018

Vice-President, Academic and Provost Dr. Peter Keller held an Open Forum on Friday, September 21 to invite comments from the community regarding the opportunities, challenges, qualifications, and characteristics of the next Dean of Education.

Webcast recording (SFU login required):

Request for Nominations

The search committee is interested in receiving candidate nominations. Please provide your nominations (with contact information for the nominee) in the Comments box below. You may also send nominations directly to

If you are interested in applying for the position, please contact Gordon Lobay, the committee's search consultant and Partner of Perrett laver. Gordon can be reached by email at

Applications will be reviewed by the committee after October 18th.

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Director, Administration
Office of the Vice-President, Academic

Executive Search Consultant:
Gordon Lobay, Partner
Perrett Laver

SFU Views


View the 2019-2024 Academic Plan

Plan to attend upcoming town hall sessions about the 2019-2024 Academic Plan:

Monday, November 19
Burnaby Campus
Blusson Hall, room 9660

Friday, November 23
Surrey Campus
SFU Surrey, room 5380

Thursday, November 29
Vancouver campus
Harbour Centre room 1415

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