Thursday, 16 December 2010 18:19
Dr. Pamela Fry, Dean of the OSU College of Education, has been named
Associate Provost and Associate Vice President, Undergraduate Education
in the OSU Office of Academic Affairs. The appointment is subject to
the approval of the OSU/A&M Board of Regents at its Jan. 21 meeting.
"The search and screening committee, chaired by Dr. John Mowen,
identified two outstanding finalists for the position of Associate
Provost & Associate Vice President, Undergraduate Education. The
committee identified a pool of highly qualified candidates, all of whom
were very committed to enhancing the undergraduate educational
experience of our students," said Provost Robert Sternberg.
Fry has served as Dean of the OSU College of Education since 2005.
Prior to coming to OSU in 2001 to assume the role of Head, School of
Teaching and Curriculum Leadership, Fry served as a faculty member and
administrator at the University of Oklahoma for 12 years. Fry, a full
professor in the area of Curriculum Studies, holds a bachelor’s degree
with highest honors from OU where she was named a top 10 senior women
and was named as one of the top 75 Alumni in the history of the OU
College of Education.
She received a master’s degree in Applied Behavioral Studies and a
doctoral degree in Curriculum and Supervision at Oklahoma State, where
she was named Outstanding Graduate Student in 1989.
Fry’s research and teaching focuses on the analysis, supervision, and
improvement of P-12 and college teaching as well as on policy issues
related to teacher education and education in general. In 1996, she
received the Distinguished Researcher Award from the Association of
Teacher Educators. She also edited Action in Teacher Education, one of the premier journals in teacher education.
Over her career, Fry has provided leadership to teacher education at
local, state, and national levels including service as editor of one of
the top national journals in teacher education and, currently, as a
member of the board of directors for the American Association of
Colleges of Teacher Education.
During Fry’s tenure as dean, the
OSU College of Education more than doubled its endowment, added 14 new
endowed faculty lines, increased student scholarships by more than 30
percent, and established the Watson Family Student Academic Success