We are excited to announce that we have selected Dr. Ellie Shahinian Baldwin as the new Dean of the School of Education! Dr. Baldwin will be responsible for leading and managing academic activities for JIU’s School of Education including oversight of the curriculum, instruction, and assessment of student learning to ensure teaching excellence and fulfillment of the University’s vision and mission.
Dr. Ellie Shahinian Baldwin comes to us from Metropolitan State College of Denver, where she has served as an Associate Professor and Chair. She was also an Associate Professor of Education at Mesa State College, and taught high school for several years in Washington and Sacramento, California.
Dr. Baldwin has written a number of publications and spoken at several refereed conferences. She has served on numerous college committees, including Teacher Education Advisory Councils, search committees for faculty and departmental chairs, curriculum, faculty senate, etc. Her community service work has included presentations on cultural differences with children. Her Ed.D. is from Washington State University's College of Education in Curriculum and Instruction of Diverse Learners; her MA and BA are in Physical Education from California State University Chico.
We welcome Dr. Baldwin, and look forward to her energetic and dynamic leadership at JIU!