After six months as interim dean, Jane Bray was appointed Dean of the Darden College of Education at Old Dominion University on Wednesday, December 25, 2013. She was chosen after an extensive national search assisted by AGB Search, Inc.
Dr. Bray's vision for the College emphasizes faculty research and scholarship, alongside continued excellence in teaching with a focus on student learning.
She brings a wealth of leadership experience at the national level through her service on the Academic Advisory Council for the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, her membership on the Board of Directors for the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education and as Chair-elect for the Advisory Council for State Representatives.
Bray retired early in 2013, after 12 years as dean of education and associate provost at Millersville University in Pennsylvania. Becoming interim dean of the Darden College July 15, Bray succeeded Linda Irwin-DeVitis, who stepped down after leading the College for three years.
As dean for the School of Education at Millersville, Bray provided leadership for five academic departments: Educational Foundations; Elementary and Early Childhood Education; Applied Engineering, Safety and Technology; Psychology; and Wellness and Sports Sciences.
Bray received her doctorate in education from Lehigh University in 1994, and holds an MS and BS in Elementary Education from Kutztown University.