The Next Dean of the College of Education at the University of Rhode Island

The University of Rhode Island has appointed R. Anthony Rolle as dean of the Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Education and Professional Studies, effective this July. Dr. Rolle has been serving as a professor and chair of the department of educational leadership and policy studies at the University of Houston.

In accepting the appointment, Dr. Rolle said, “It just made sense to me: An organization that prepares individuals for the workforce; and, an organization that extends professional development opportunities for individuals to re-enter or to advance within the workforce. What an opportunity to share experiences and create avenues for success that will allow individuals to become upwardly mobile both academically and economically.”

Dr. Rolle joined the faculty at the University of Houston in 2014. Earlier, he taught at Texas A&M University and the University of South Florida. His research is focused on K-12 education finance and policy research that has led to new models to measure effectiveness and efficiency in public school systems.

A graduate of Santa Clara University in California, Professor Rolle holds a master of public administration degree from the University of Washington and a doctorate in education policy studies from Indiana University.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Get the JBHE Weekly Bulletin

Receive our weekly email newsletter delivered to your inbox

Latest News

Two Black Scholars Appointed to Faculty Positions

The new faculty are Esther Jones at Brown University and Dagmawi Woubshet at the University of Pennsylvania.

Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision is Established at Bowie State University

"The new program will help to increase the number of counselor educators within the counseling field and the number of competent Black counselor educators," says Dr. Otis Williams, chair of the Bowie State University department of counseling and psychological studies.

Elizabeth City State University Partners With the University of Tennessee Health Science Center to Increase Representation of Black Graduate...

"We are excited by this partnership with UT Health Science Center and the opportunities this brings to our students who wish to pursue advanced degrees," said Kuldeep Rawat, dean of the Elizabeth City State University School of Science, Health and Technology.

Kimberly White-Smith Honored for Outstanding Contributions to Teacher Education

“Through her leadership and scholarship, Dr. White-Smith inspires a new generation of teachers to serve students and approach their work with equity, compassion, and respect,” said Gail F. Baker, provost and senior vice president at the University of San Diego. 

Featured Jobs