Dean Gregory M. Anderson
Dean Gregory M. Anderson

After guiding the College of Education and Human Development for what will be a total of nine years by the end of May 2022, Dean Gregory M. Anderson has decided to leave the Office of the Dean at the conclusion of the spring academic semester.


"Upon reflection, I find it difficult to fully comprehend that I have served continually in higher education leadership positions for the majority of the last two decades.  This work has been rewarding, but also all-consuming," said Anderson.  


"As dean, I have given my heart, intellect, and soul to the CEHD, and yet I know, once rejuvenated, I have so much more to offer in terms of my passion for research and practice focused on student college access policies, programs, and equitable outcomes," added Anderson.


After enjoying a much-welcomed sabbatical, Dean Anderson will be engaged in the development of a major program of research focused on postsecondary access, inclusion, and success.


This program will build upon his prior research and scholarship on higher education as well as several impactful access and inclusion programs and partnerships that he has either initiated, funded, and/or helped develop in concert with dedicated colleagues at Temple. The program of research also represents a life-long commitment to social justice and true equality of educational opportunity for BIPOC, underrepresented and/or minoritized students. 


"Dean Anderson fostered a vision for CEHD focusing on education as a primary mechanism for social mobility that has resonated with our alumni. He was instrumental in bringing the Centennial Scholarship Matching Challenge program to life, which has and continues to generate several new endowed scholarships and numerous legacy gifts, of which many are focused on supporting traditionally underrepresented populations, said Ed Stoner, Assistant Dean Development and Alumni Relations College of Education.


"I look forward to continuing to work with Dean Anderson after he returns to the faculty to help continue raising funds in support of our worthy research, community outreach, and student programs," added Stoner.


Dean Anderson is especially excited by the program's potential to inform and possibly shape new access, success, and inclusion policies and practices at Temple and other postsecondary institutions, both in the US and abroad.


The college is in a strong and balanced financial position, with a renovated, state-of-the-art facility on the verge of completion. The CEHD faculty and staff are diverse, talented and passionate about our students, and the college is academically ranked among the best public schools and colleges of education across the nation.