August 2019

Florida Atlantic University has announced Stephen Silverman, Ed.D., as its new dean of the College of Education. Silverman will begin in his new role starting today.

He brings with him a wealth of experience in the areas of enhancing research infrastructure, developing strong graduate programs, working with accreditation bodies, and collaborating with faculty to promote student success.

“I look forward to working with Dr. Silverman as we recruit new students, introduce pedagogical and research innovations, and engage our communities to improve educational quality throughout the South Florida region,” said Bret S. Danilowicz, Ph.D., provost and vice president for academic affairs at FAU.

Silverman served as professor of education and senior advisor to the provost for research preparation at Columbia University's Teachers College. He also previously served Teachers College for five years as chair of the Department of Biobehavioral Sciences.

Silverman earned his Ed.D. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst; a M.S. from Washington State University; and a B.S. from Temple University.

“I am thrilled to join Florida Atlantic University and the College of Education to work with faculty to provide first-class undergraduate and graduate education, to expand our knowledge through our scholarship, and influence our fields through our professional service,” Silverman said.

The College of Education annually prepares more than 4,000 educators and educational professionals to serve six public school districts, including two of the largest and most demographically diverse districts in the nation, Broward and Palm Beach counties. The college comprises six departments (Communication Sciences and Disorders; Counselor Education; Curriculum, Culture and Educational Inquiry; Educational Leadership and Research Methodology; Exceptional Student Education; and Teaching and Learning) that offer more than 40 undergraduate and graduate degree programs taught by more than 300 faculty and adjunct faculty.

Additionally, the college encompasses FAU Lab Schools, a public laboratory school system comprised of A.D. Henderson University School and FAU High School (K-12), a recognized 2018 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence; Palm Pointe Educational Research School at Tradition; Karen Slattery Educational Research Center for Child Development; and Pine Jog Environmental Education Center. 


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