UNLV President Neal Smatresk and Executive Vice President and Provost John White announce that Dr. Kim K. Metcalf has accepted UNLV’s offer to become the Dean of the College of Education, effective July 1, 2013. Dr. Metcalf is currently the director of institutional research and planning at the University of West Georgia and served as dean of its College of Education from 2008 to 2012.
Dr. Metcalf’s writing and research focus on school voucher programs and their success or failure, educational decisions of families in public, private and charter schools, and teacher development. He is sought after as a speaker in national and international forums, but has also been involved with a great deal of research, publication, and service activities in the local communities where he has lived and taught.
Dr. Metcalf earned his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Ohio State University in Teacher Education and Educational Research and Evaluation, and received his bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Ball State University. His previous leadership positions include service as director of the Indiana Center for Evaluation (Indiana University, 1997-2003) and as the associate superintendent for research and assessment (Monroe County Community Schools, Bloomington, Indiana, 2004-2006). His extensive list of publications includes a co-authored book, The Act of Teaching, now in its sixth edition.
Dr. Metcalf succeeds William Speer, who has served as interim dean of the College of Education since July 2009.