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UNI names Dwight Watson dean of the college of education

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CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) -- Dwight C. Watson has been named dean of the College of Education at the University of Northern Iowa. Watson will assume his new duties at UNI on July 1. The appointment is contingent upon approval by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, at its June meeting.

Watson is currently the associate dean of the Teacher Education Program, chair of the Department of Education Studies and professor in the College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Watson earned his Ed. D. in curriculum and instruction at North Carolina State University and his M.A. and B.A. degrees in elementary education from the University of South Carolina.

Prior to his current position, he was the chair of the Departments of Curriculum & Instruction and Foundations of Education in the College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He was also the interim director of the Center for Excellence in Urban Education at Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minn. Watson taught elementary and middle grade students in North and South Carolina and won the Teacher of the Year Award for Wake County, N. C.

The new dean will replace Bill Callahan, who has served as dean since 2007.

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