Diane H. Jackman has been named the next dean of Eastern Illinois University’s College of Education and Professional Studies.
The appointment will be finalized once the university’s Board of Trustees grants Jackman tenure. That approval is expected to be given at the board’s next meeting, scheduled to take place April 24.
Jackman will succeed Charles Rohn, who is retiring. The appointment will take effect July 1, 2006.
“Dr. Jackman has a long and distinguished record in higher education, both as an educator and as an administrator,” said Blair Lord, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “Because Eastern was first established as a normal school, education programs and the complementary professional studies programs in our College of Education and Professional Studies are important for the university.
“I know that Dr. Jackman’s knowledge of state and national education issues and her proven skill as an administrator will ensure that Eastern remains at the forefront in preparing teachers for service, both in Illinois and throughout the nation.”
Jackman is no stranger to higher education in Illinois, having served as associate dean of the College of Education at Northern Illinois University since September 2001.
She previously served as chairwoman of the Department of Educational Studies at Radford University in Radford, Va., and has held teaching and directorship positions at North Dakota State University in Fargo, Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, the University of Minnesota in St. Paul and the University of Maine at Farmington.
She began her career teaching home economics in secondary schools at Beaver Dam, Wis.
Her professional career has been complemented by an active record of scholarly publications, including numerous journal submissions, and presentations at state, national and international levels. She also possesses a strong record of service to Northern and other organizations, offices and activities related to higher education. Grant proposals she has either authored or co-authored have garnered more than $220,000.
Jackman holds her doctorate in education from the University of Minnesota, and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in home economics education from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.