About the College

About the College

Welcome to the College of Education

We are very excited to welcome Dean Gaëtane Jean-Marie to the College of Education at Rowan University. 

Dean Jean-Marie joins Rowan from the University of Northern Iowa, where, since 2016, she served as dean of the College of Education and the Richard O. Jacobson Endowed Chair of Leadership in Education. She also previously served as interim director of UNI’s Center for Educational Transformation.

Prior to joining UNI, Dr. Jean-Marie was chair of the Department of Educational Leadership, Evaluation and Organizational Development at the University of Louisville, where she also served as co-director of the Center for Economic Education. She also has held faculty positions at the University of Oklahoma and Florida International University.

Dr. Jean-Marie earned her Ph.D. in educational leadership and cultural studies from the University of Carolina at Greensboro, where she also earned a post-baccalaureate certificate in women’s studies. She holds a master’s degree in criminal justice/law enforcement administration and a bachelor’s degree in political science and government from Rutgers University-Newark.

Read more about Dean Jean-Marie. 

College of Education Mission Statement

To positively impact and develop local, regional, national and global educational communities by:

  • collaborating with partners in the field to promote learning and the mental and physical health of diverse learners in all settings
  • integrating teaching, research, and service to advance knowledge in the field
  • preparing and supporting professionals through the development of knowledge, skills and dispositions

with the ultimate goal of ensuring equitable educational opportunities for all learners.

College of Education Vision Statement

The College of Education will be a leading force in preparing and supporting reflective practitioners who use education to transform our global society.

Access, Success, and Equity…Turning Research into Practice


Video Featuring One of Our College of Education Students