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CUE welcomes Dr. Brent Bradford as Dean of Education

Posted on: Apr 20, 2022

The office of the Vice-President Academic & Provost is pleased to announce that Dr. Brent Bradford has been named as the new Dean of Education. He will assume this new role on June 1, 2022.

Since 2015, Dr. Bradford has been a Faculty Member in CUE’s Faculty of Education, where he has taught and supervised in the BEd After Degree and graduate programs. He also previously served as the Chair of CUE’s Department of Physical Education & Wellness, a role he will resume on July 1, 2022, in addition to his role as Dean.

Dr. Bradford taught elementary and junior high school from 2000 to 2009, where he was recognized for his work in the area of physical and health education. In addition to physical and health education, his research interests include inclusive education, teacher education, campus wellness, and the doctoral journey in education. Dr. Bradford currently serves as the President of the Education Society of Edmonton and the Co-Chair of CUE’s Interdisciplinary Research Cluster on Wellness. In 2019, he was the recipient of CUE’s Gerald S. Krispin Research Award.

Many thanks to everyone who took part in the Dean selection process by participating in the search committee, attending the presentation and meet-and-greet events, and by offering feedback. We also want to extend our appreciation to Dr. Edgar Schmidt for serving as the Dean of Education since 2017.

Please join us in congratulating Brent and giving him a warm welcome as he transitions into the role of Dean.