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Associate dean of education to take reins of faculty

Professor Clinton Beckford will begin a five-year term as dean of the Faculty of Education on July 1, provost Leo Groarke announced Tuesday.

“Over the course of his career, Dr. Beckford has gained significant experience with external partnerships, advocacy, and program and curriculum development,” Dr. Groarke said. “His strengths in team building, community collaboration, and international education will be an asset as the Faculty of Education embarks on its future course.”

Beckford, a member of the faculty for nine years, has been associate dean of pre-service education since 2007. His research interests include education for sustainability and its place in teacher education, the education of marginalized and vulnerable children, global education, service learning in teacher education, and the role of traditional knowledge in maintaining sustainable communities and livelihoods.

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