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.

Open Forum Locations:

Location Building Room
SFU Burnaby Campus Applied Sciences Building
SFU Surrey Campus Surrey
SFU Vancouver Campus
Segal Building 4400

Webcast recording (SFU login required):

Request for Input and Nominations

The Search Committee for the Dean, Faculty of Education is interested in hearing your opinions on the opportunities, challenges, qualifications, and characteristics sought in the next Dean. Your attributed comments will be received by the search committee only.

The deadline to submit your comments is 4:30pm on Wednesday, September 26th.

The search committee is also 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

The nomination deadline will be set in the coming weeks as the search committeee develops the position description.

Comments will be attributed and shared with the search committee. This comments box may be expanded.


Director, Administration
Office of the Vice-President, Academic

Executive Search Consultant:
Gordon Lobay, Partner
Perrett Laver

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