Laura Lee McIntyre named new dean of the College of Education

Laura Lee McIntyre, the interim dean of the College of Education and the Castle-McIntosh-Knight Professor, has been selected as the permanent dean of the college.

Interim Provost and Executive Vice President Janet Woodruff-Borden announced the selection in a message to campus.

“Dr. McIntyre’s outstanding knowledge, disposition, and expertise demonstrate her distinctive capacity to lead the COE’s highly unique ecosystem — one that relies on a robust and vibrant culture of entrepreneurship, external funding, a large and diverse combination of academic programs, and active and engaged community outreach,” Woodruff-Borden said. “She has excelled as an interim dean, providing steady leadership and advancing important initiatives over the last year.”

McIntyre joined the UO in 2009. Prior to being named interim dean, she served as head of the Department of Special Education and Clinical Sciences, director of the school psychology program and director of the Prevention Science Institute.

Her research focuses on prevention and early intervention to improve child developmental and behavioral health outcomes among underserved children and families, including fostering family-school partnerships. She also has served in several other leadership roles on campus, including as director of graduate studies and on the university’s board of trustees.

Previously, she was a faculty member in the psychology department at Syracuse University and an affiliated faculty member in the Center for Development, Behavior, and Genetics in the Department of Pediatrics at SUNY Upstate Medical University.

“I am delighted and honored for this opportunity to continue to lead the College of Education,” McIntyre said. “Our research, instruction and engagement in classrooms, clinical settings, and in the community is more critical than ever. I’ve dedicated my career to this work, and through community partnerships and equity-centered work, we will expand the impact of our faculty, staff and students even further.”

Woodruff-Borden thanked the members of the search committee, chaired by Bruce Blonigen, Maletis Dean of the Lundquist College of Business, for their diligence and commitment to the search.