Sanford College of
Education

Dean Judy Mantle - Sanford College of Education

Meet Our Dean

Named dean of National University’s Sanford College of Education in September 2014, Judy Mantle, Ph.D., brings to this important position the multifaceted experience she gained as a special education educator and administrator. Mantle first joined the university as an adjunct faculty member, eventually serving as full-time faculty and chair of the Department of Reading and Special Education programs for 12 years. In addition to building programs, she also contributed to the development of academic infrastructure including faculty policies, bylaws, and Graduate Council policies.

Mantle has lectured at San Diego State University and held full-time faculty appointments at Central Missouri State University and the University of San Diego. She is the former president of the State of California Association of Teacher Educators, the California Association for Professors of Special Education, and the San Diego Council on Administrators of Special Education.

Mantle earned a doctorate in education from the University of Kansas and holds a Master of Science in Special Education, Bachelor of Science in Education (Health and Physical Education), and an Educational Specialist degree from Central Missouri State University.

Contact Dean Mantle:
(858) 642-8320
soe@nu.edu

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