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Margo DelliCarpini takes post as new dean of UTSA College of Education and Human Development

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Margo DelliCarpini officially begins her duties as the new dean of UTSA College of Education and Human Development this week. She was named to the position after a nationwide search.

As COEHD dean, DelliCarpini will lead one UTSA’s largest colleges and the largest supplier of top-tier education professionals to the greater San Antonio area. 

“We are excited to welcome Dean DelliCarpini to UTSA,” saidMauli Agrawal, UTSA interim provost and vice president for academic affairs. “She is an innovative leader, and she has a strong vision for advancing the college in alignment with the university’s Tier One vision while continuing to support the success of undergraduate and graduate students.”

DelliCarpini comes to UTSA from Morehead State University in Kentucky, where she previously served as dean of its College of Education and worked with regional partners to spearhead the innovative SOAR/STEM (Shaping Our Appalachian Region) program. The SOAR/STEM program at Morehead State University helped meet the unique needs of the region by offering STEM-related professional development and a program that provided funding for graduate education and a pathway to National Board Certification to its area teachers.

DelliCarpini hopes to further UTSA’s mission of becoming a Tier One research university. The college has more than 4,700 students and has the largest graduate enrollment at UTSA, with more than 1,200 master’s and 200 doctoral students. 
“As we explore new opportunities for sponsored research and collaborative research partnerships, I am confident that the College of Education and Human Development will continue to be a valuable leader in UTSA’s progress toward Tier One recognition,” DelliCarpini said.

In her first academic year, DelliCarpini aims to foster a strong atmosphere of interdisciplinary collaboration and research between COEHD’s faculty and with researchers across the U.S. and internationally. She says that COEHD’s diverse research and academic interests — which run the gamut from education specialties, bicultural and bilingual studies, and health and kinesiology — uniquely position the college to further advance its innovative model of collaboration.

“I am excited about the research focus of UTSA,” said DelliCarpini. “Each of the departments and centers within COEHD engages in research and community outreach that produces scholarship with great impact, not only within the university and region, but nationally and internationally.”

DelliCarpini is a widely published expert and researcher of linguistics and the teaching of English-as-a-Second-Language (TESOL). From 2009 to 2015, she served as editor of the TESOL Journal, the TESOL International Association’s leading journal in the field. She earned her bachelor’s and doctoral degrees from Stony Brook University in New York, where she also taught as a lecturer in its Department of Linguistics. 

She succeeds Betty Merchant, who stepped down as dean after serving COEHD for nearly 12 years.

About the UTSA College of Education and Human Development

The UTSA College of Education and Human Development is one of the leading providers of educators in the San Antonio area and has one of the largest teacher certification programs in the state. It conducts innovative research in higher education administration, professional development, technology enhancement, health, school readiness, and bi-national and bicultural issues.

View the original story on UTSA Today: http://www.utsa.edu/today/2016/08/dellicarpini.html

Photo courtesy of Dr. Margo DelliCarpini


UTSA College of Education and Human Development

Phone: 210-458-4370