Dean of Education

Under academic policy, A13.05, Wade Parkhouse, provost and vice-president academic, pro tem, has formed a committee for the appointment of a new dean, Faculty of Education.


An important part of the search process is gathering input from the university community on the key challenges and opportunities the successful candidate will face, and the qualities, attributes and experience they should possess. The search committee appreciates the input received at the Open Forum and through comments provided via Feedback Survey/Email. 

Open Forum: Thursday, December 1, 2-3:30pm (Zoom recording)
Click here to access the zoom recording.

Search Committee Members

Members Conditions Name
Provost Chair Wade Parkhouse
Deans (2) Selected by Deans Angela Brooks-Wilson, Science 
Julia Denholm, Lifelong Learning
Faculty Members (4) Elected by/from Faculty of Education Kumari Beck
Elina Birmingham
Engida Gebre
Angel Lin
Graduate Student (1) Selected by GSS Amrit Cojocaru
Undergraduate Student (1) Selected by SFSS Nikki Kirigin
Support Staff (1) Elected by support staff of Faculty of Education Laura Blazs
Search Support Acting Executive Director, Provost's Office Mary Holmes

Search Committee Timeline

Meeting Date Time
Meeting 1 (Introduction) Thursday, November 24, 2022 3:00-4:30 pm
Open Forum Recording Thursday, December 1, 2022 2:00-3:30 pm
Meeting 2 (Feedback, Candidate Profile) Friday, December 9, 2022 9:00-11:00 am
Meeting 3 (Progress Report) Monday, January 30, 2023 10:30-11:30 am
Meeting 4 (Candidate Report) Wednesday, March 1, 2023 10:00-12:00 pm
First Interviews Wednesday, March 22, 2023 9:00-12:00 pm
Thursday, March 23, 2023 1:00-5:00 pm
Friday, March 24, 2023 9:00-5:00 pm
Meeting 5 (Final Interview Planning) Monday, March 27, 2023 3:30-5:00 pm
Final Interviews Wednesday, April 19, 2023 1:00-5:00 pm
Thursday, April 20, 2023 1:00-5:00 pm
Friday, April 21, 2023 9:00-5:00 pm
Meeting 6 (Decision) Tuesday, May 2, 2023 2:00-4:00 pm

All meetings will be held via Zoom except Final Interviews, which will be held in person at the Burnaby campus.


Search Consultants:
For more information on this opportunity, please contact SFU’s search consultants, Danielle Conn, Khaleeda Jamal or Brent Cameron of Boyden,at +1 (604) 685-0261. To apply for this position, please email: or click apply.

Executive Director
Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic