University of Pittsburgh School of Education
 

Who We Are

Welcome to the Dean’s Office

Who We Are

The dean’s office at the University of Pittsburgh School of Education promotes life-changing leadership through its esteemed faculty and students. It is the central location where members of the school can come together to reform education and discuss improving teaching techniques.

We offer support to current students during their course of study, to professionals enhancing their current careers through continuing education, and to students at the time of graduation. The dean of the School of Education is the chief academic officer of the school and is responsible for overseeing all academic initiatives in educational research and development.

The staff in the dean’s office challenges faculty and students to develop a deep connection to the world of education and to create the building blocks so no child, at any educational level, is left behind.

Senior Staff

Valerie Kinloch
Renée and Richard Goldman Dean

Kevin Crowley
Associate Dean and Associate Professor

Michael G. Gunzenhauser
Associate Dean and Associate Professor

Lindsay Clare Matsumura
Associate Dean and Professor

Leigh Patel
Associate Dean and Professor

Rochelle Woods
Executive Director of Administration

Office Staff

Carole A. Bost, Financial Manager
412-648-7342
caroleb@pitt.edu

Carol Ann Capson, Payroll/Personnel Manager
412-648-1768
capson@pitt.edu

Alissa Clendenen, Director of Marketing Communications
412-624-6083 
Alissa.C@pitt.edu

Michael Haas, Director of Development and Alumni Affairs
412-648-1789 
mbh26@pitt.edu

Fiona Seels, Technology and Media Services Director
412-624-7250
fseels@pitt.edu

Deborah Smail, Budget Assistant
412-648-7327
dsmail@pitt.edu


Administrative Professionals

Megan Brennan, Executive Assistant
412-648-1780
meb201@pitt.edu

Courtney Ross, Administrative Assistant
412-624-5640
crr74@pitt.edu