Headley named HEHD, School of Education senior associate dean
CLEMSON — Kathy Headley has been named senior associate dean of the Division of Collaborative Academic Services for the College of Health, Education and Human Development (HEHD) and the Eugene T. Moore School of Education at Clemson University. She will begin duties August 15.
In this post, Headley will lead the Division of Collaborative Academic Services, which will serve both the College of HEHD and the School of Education. This unit will be comprised of the Office of Information Technology Services, the Academic Advising Center, the Center for Research and Collaborative Activities, the Office of Communications and Public Relations, and the Office of Distributed Learning.
As senior associate dean, Headley will report to Eugene T. Moore School of Education Founding Dean George Petersen and College of Health, Education and Human Development Interim Dean Brett Wright and work collaboratively with administrators, faculty and staff across both units.
Headley is a professor of literacy and has been a faculty member at Clemson since 1987. She has served numerous administrative posts at the university, most recently as associate dean for research and graduate studies for the College of HEHD, a post she has held since 2007.
In this position, she provided leadership for HEHD strategic planning and assessment, guided the development of the college’s Center for Research and Collaborative Activities, contributed to university strategic planning efforts, and provided support for the university’s Southern Association of Colleges and School (SACS) site visit, among other duties. She is also a former chair of the President’s Commission on the Status of Women at Clemson, and she served from 2010 to 2013 as a board member of the International Reading Association.
From 2012-2014, Headley also served as interim director and associate dean for collaborative activities at the Eugene T. Moore School of Education, providing leadership to the school during its transition from an academic unit within the College of HEHD to its current status as an independent school.
The creation of the Division of Collaborative Academic Services is part of the emergence in July 2014 of the Eugene T. Moore School of Education as a standalone school, headed by a founding dean.
“While the College of HEHD and the School of Education operate independently, we remain dedicated to maximizing each other’s impacts,” Wright and Petersen said in a joint statement. “Committed to joint research and other collaborations, including the Division of Collaborative Academic Services, we look forward to working together for the benefit of communities in South Carolina and beyond. We are thrilled that Dr. Headley is helping us lead that effort.”
Headley began her career as an elementary classroom teacher and reading specialist in Georgia before completing her doctorate of education in reading from Auburn University. She also holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in elementary education from the University of Georgia. A native of Bowdon, Ga., Headley lives in Seneca, S.C.