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Dr. Don Chu named Dean of National University's School of Education

July 11, 2013

San Diego, Calif. – Dr. Don Chu has been named Dean of National University’s School of Education, Dr. Michael R. Cunningham, President of National University, announced today.

Prior to joining National University, the second-largest private, nonprofit university in California, Dr. Chu had been serving as Dean, College of Education, Health and Human Services at California State University, San Marcos. He served as Dean, College of Professional Studies at the University of West Florida for six years, and he served as an Executive Fellow in the Office of the Chancellor of the California State University System for a year. Dr. Chu has held faculty and department chair positions at California State University, Chico and Skidmore College. He also served as a special education teacher in Westchester County, New York.

Dr. Chu earned a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in the fields of Government and Physical Education at Oberlin College. He earned a Master of Arts in Education and both a Master of Arts in Sociology and a Ph.D. in Education from Stanford University, where he also served as a Teaching Fellow and the Supervisor of the Teacher Education Program.

Dr. Chu has written several books, including two on department chairs and several on the sociology of sport and the Olympics. His record includes many peer-review publications, book chapters, and presentations. His service to the teaching discipline includes memberships on the Board of Examiners for NCATE and several editorial board memberships. He has also served as an international and national workshop leader on the subject of chair and dean level leadership and management.

For more information about Dr. Chu and National University’s School of Education, visit http://www.nu.edu/OurPrograms/SchoolOfEducation.html.

About National University
Founded in 1971, National University is the second-largest private, nonprofit university in California. With 30,000 full-time students and more than 130,000 alumni, National University is the flagship institution of the National University System. National University is dedicated to making lifelong learning opportunities accessible, challenging, and relevant to a diverse population of students. Five schools and one college – the College of Letters and Sciences; the School of Business and Management; the School of Education; the School of Engineering, Technology and Media; the School of Health and Human Services; and the School of Professional Studies – offer 133 graduate and undergraduate degrees and 23 teacher credentials at more than 45 locations throughout California and across the nation. A leader in online education, National University offers more than 70 degree programs via the Internet. National University is headquartered in La Jolla, California. To learn more, visit www.nu.edu.

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