Adrea Lawrence Named Interim Dean of UM College of Education & Human Sciences

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Adrea Lawrence, Ph.D. - Interim Dean


Significant leadership transitions are taking place across the University of Montana campus and the Phyllis J. Washington College of Education & Human Sciences is no exception! 

Dr. Adrea Lawrence, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Teaching & Learning has accepted the temporary appointment of Interim Dean of the College of Education & Human Sciences at UM, effective January 1, 2018. Dr. Lawrence brings with her over two decades of educational experience as a high school teacher, program instructor, and faculty member.

Upon earning her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Indiana University, Lawrence began her successful career in academia at American Univerisity in Washington D.C. spending seven years there as an assistant and associate professor in the School of Education, Teaching, & Health.

In 2013 Dr. Lawrence was hired in the Department of Teaching & Learning at UM where she hit the ground running teaching educational ethics and policy issues, K-8 and 5-12 Social Studies Methods, History of Education, and more. Her record of research and service, too, prove exemplary and are indicative of the high caliber work ethic Lawrence brings to every role she has undertaken. 

Lawrence is filling the role left open after Dr. Roberta Evans, Dean of the College of Education & Human Sciences since 2006, elected to return to the faculty in the Department of Educational Leadership at UM. In her role as Professor, Dr. Evans is looking forward to sustaining the great friendships she has developed over the years and working with faculty and staff in the College and across campus in new ways to support student success and the academic, philanthropic, and research goals if the College.