The Pacific Coast Business Times has named Jane Close Conoley, the Dean of the Gevirtz School at UC Santa Barbara, to its 2010 Who’s Who in Education & Civic Leadership.
“Who’s Who in Education & Civic Leadership is our effort to sharpen our focus on leaders in education, chambers of commerce, and economic development organizations,” writes editor Henry Dubroff in the Pacific Coast Business Times edition of June 25 – July 1, 2010. “This year’s section includes more than 50 men and women from Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties.”
Dr. Jane Close Conoley has served as Dean of the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education since 2006. She has led the campus and UC System effort to produce more and better science and mathematics teachers for California secondary schools resulting in a dramatic increase in the number of math and science majors at UC who pursue teaching credentials. Dr. Conoley has also joined with educational and community leaders to launch a county-wide effort to improve the academic performance of Santa Barbara Pre-K through community college students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). In just two years, this work has attracted over $1M in federal and private support.
Dr. Conoley is well known for the depth and impact of her research in educational psychology. She is the author or co-author of over 100 books, chapters, and articles on educational and mental health issues, and has been the principal or co-principal investigator of grants with awards totaling over $20 million.
[Jane Close Conoley is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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