Expanding Our Collective Impact
Since becoming Dean of the College of Education in 2013, I have witnessed the results of our unwavering commitment to excellence and collaboration. This commitment is central to our collective impact strategy and partnerships with local schools and non-profit organizations. This work aims to increase and enhance the educational opportunities for children and adults in our surrounding North Philadelphia neighborhoods.
This commitment is also manifest in the pioneering research and scholarship of our world-renowned faculty. Our research enterprise expands the boundaries of knowledge and improves the lives of others. Our mission is fulfilled through our efforts to build and strengthen partnerships in the communities we serve. To this end, the college is developing an Early Learning & Interdisciplinary Center which will provide critical resources to the community of North Philadelphia. Additionally, our partnership with Ernst & Young is enhancing the chances of high school graduates to earn a college degree.
This momentum can also be seen in the success of our alumni. Our graduates are prepared to make a difference and lead the movement to improve educational achievement worldwide. This could not be realized without the dedication and expertise of a world-class faculty. Since my arrival at Temple, I have welcomed 31 new full-time faculty members to the college. This investment in our faculty has contributed to a $4.2 million (43.1%) increase in externally funded research expenditure since 2014.
I look forward to continuing to lead the College of Education in fulfilling its historic mission and supporting our community of scholars and leaders.
Gregory M. Anderson, PhD
Dean and Professor of Higher Education
College of Education