Kelehear named VP for Instruction and Innovation; Wilson named interim dean, COE

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Dr. Zach Kelehear, dean of the College of Education, has been named vice president for Instruction and Innovation.

Kelehear assumed the position on March 15, but will continue as dean until June 1, when Dr. Judi Wilson, associate dean and professor in the Department of Teaching and Leading, will take over as interim dean.

A national search for a permanent dean will begin early in the Fall semester.

“I’m excited to have Dr. Kelehear, with his extensive background and experience, lead the university’s efforts around high impact practices and innovative instruction, and we are extremely fortunate to have someone as committed and able as Dr. Wilson agree to lead the College of Education during the interim period,” said Dr. Gretchen Caughman, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs.

As vice president for Instruction and Innovation, Kelehear will work closely with deans and other vice presidents to develop and advance the strategic academic mission of Augusta University, focusing on the delivery of high quality instruction throughout our academic programs, the incorporation of high impact practices into instruction and the enhancement of innovative methods of instruction and opportunities to engage students in ways that will positively impact student learning.

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