Jane Lindle will begin her appointment as dean fellow of regional and state education policy and practice on August 15 for the Clemson University College of Education.
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Jane Clark Lindle, Ph.D., professor of educational leadership, has been appointed dean fellow of regional and state education policy and practice in the Clemson University College of Education. This role will see Lindle collaborate with Dean George Petersen on research, analysis, special projects and policy related to the College of Education and the Office of the Dean.

Lindle will work closely with college administration, faculty and staff in the development of briefings on policy issues at the regional and state levels for these groups. Petersen said Lindle’s extensive experience and expertise with policy development and research will benefit the college and its many priorities, both within Clemson and across the state and nation.

“This appointment provides a mutual benefit for Jane and the college,” Petersen said. “We look forward to the expertise she will bring to the table, and we hope to provide as many opportunities for growth as possible during this appointment.”

Lindle will serve as dean fellow from August 15, 2016 to July 17, 2017. Lindle said she is honored by the appointment and excited about the inevitable learning opportunities afforded by the Office of the Dean.

In particular, Lindle looks forward to using state and regional planning and policy development to inform the direction of undergraduate and graduate programs in the College of Education. She sees the position as a means of elevating the college’s already strong work with state and federal policies to improve educators and leadership and, by extension, schools and classrooms.

“I see our college’s reputation for preparing education professionals for rural and under-represented populations only growing stronger,” Lindle said. “I want to play a part in making the College of Education the go-to source for information and solutions about student learning and community education.”

Lindle has served as a principal, special education teacher and professor through her diverse career. She has received state, university and national awards for research, advising and community service.

Lindle has served as a professor at Clemson University since 2004. She earned a Ph.D. and a master’s degree in educational administration from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and a bachelor’s degree in special education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Lindle’s work has focused on how family and community relationships affect students’ access to education and school safety. Currently, Lindle is investigating mid-career doctoral students’ learning. Lindle has published six books and 17 book chapters and her work has been featured in numerous academic journals.