College of Education

Meet the Dean

Portrait Edward Jadallah, dean of the College of Education

Edward Jadallah, Ph.D.

Edward Jadallah, Ph.D., is a professor and dean of the College of Education, California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB). Prior to his appointment at CSUMB, he served for eleven years as Dean of the Spadoni College of Education and as Vice President for Online Education and Teaching Excellence in South Carolina; fourteen years at the University of Maine as faculty, department chair, and as cooperating faculty in the School of Policy and International Affairs; and seven years at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.

As Jadallah assumes the role of dean, he notes that educator preparation programs provide learning experiences that reflect a broader purpose of education. “Recently, our nation has become even more conscious of the fact that diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice are paramount to individual and societal welfare. Today, being a teacher, school administrator, school psychologist, and working in the varied areas of human development and family science requires exceptional dedication. Students who select these areas of study develop the professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions for making informed and reasoned decisions for the betterment of our local communities, state, and nation.”

Jadallah has several years of postsecondary teaching and administrative experience, specializing in curriculum design and evaluation, social science education, and global studies. He earned a bachelor's degree in history and psychology (dual major) from Malone College in Canton, Ohio; a master's degree in curriculum and instruction from Bowling Green State University, Ohio; and a Ph.D. in teacher education and social science education from Ohio State University in Columbus. He looks forward to working with faculty, staff, and students to ensure their success and continue the great work of advancing the College of Education. For detailed information about the college, please visit our About page.