Dean's Office

734.615.4415 | Room 1110 |


Elizabeth Birr Moje

George Herbert Mead Collegiate Professor of Education and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor; Dean of the School of Education

Shari Saunders

Clinical Professor; Associate Dean for Undergraduate and Teacher Education

Edward A. Silver

William A. Brownell Collegiate Professor, School of Education; Professor, Department of Mathematics, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts; Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies

Henry Meares

Assistant Dean for Recruitment, K-16 Relations, and Special Projects

Meares develops and maintains partnerships and collaborations with various outside constituents, works with the dean on special projects involving K-12 schools, teachers, and students. He coordinates the school’s participation in the university’s Martin Luther King Day activities.


Ryan Noel

Chief of Staff and Strategic Advisor to the Dean

Ryan Noel collaborates with the Dean on the overall organization and management of the School of Education, including strategic planning and execution, resource management (Facilities, Finance, HR and IT) and program development. He assesses the strategic and financial implications of new initiatives and activities. Ryan also works to build a collaborative and positive work environment for the entire SOE staff.

Mary DeLano

Executive Assistant/Events Manager

Mary supports Ed Silver, Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, and manages his calendar and travel, as well as provides administrative support for his work, school committees programs and events that he oversees. She also coordinates major SOE events and meetings, Dean’s office committee meetings and all-staff meetings.

Angela Snow

Assistant to the Dean

Angela manages the calendar and supports the work of Dean Elizabeth Moje, which includes development of meeting agendas, committee work, and travel arrangements. She is also involved in preparing executive communications for internal and external constituents, and coordination of activities involving members of the SOE leadership team.

Katie Hayes

Executive Communications and Faculty Affairs Assistant to the Dean

As communications assistant, Katie organizes, researches, and drafts speeches, presentations, talking points, scripts, correspondence, and background materials for the dean. She also manages faculty affairs processes, including the promotion and tenure process.

Amelia Newburg

Executive Secretary

Amelia is the first point of contact for the Dean’s Office, where she provides administrative support and customer service to the SOE community. In addition, she supports Shari Saunders, Associate Dean for Undergraduate and Teacher Education, and Ryan Noel, Chief of Staff and Strategic Advisor to the Dean, including scheduling and calendar maintenance, financial reporting, project management, and logistical support for courses, meetings, events and travel.

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