U of M College of Education Announces New Dean University News
For release: october 6, 2008

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Dr. Donald I. Wagner
Dr. Donald I. Wagner
Dr. Donald I. Wagner has been named dean of the College of Education at the University of Memphis.  He will assume that post in January 2009; currently, he is professor of Health Promotion and director of Graduate Studies and the Center for Prevention Studies in the College of Education at the University of Cincinnati. 

Wagner brings more than 30 years of experience in higher education in a metropolitan environment and has a record of active engagement with local educational systems.  He is a skilled administrator and a highly productive scholar with an extensive record of external grant funding.   He also has impressive experience in building partnerships between universities and the communities they serve, as well as partnerships at the regional, national, and international levels.  

In addition, he has consulted for the World Bank and for the United Nations Development Fund Project.

Wagner holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health education from the University of Cincinnati and a doctorate in health education/counseling from Indiana University.

As dean at the U of M, Dr. Wagner will join a distinguished faculty of 165 full-time scholars in four departments and three research centers, along with the staff of the Lipman Early Childhood School and Research Institute and the Campus School, the college’s laboratory school.  The College of Education is the oldest college at the University of Memphis.


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