Sheerer, who came to ECU in 1996 as chair of the Department of Elementary and Middle Grades Education, was named interim associate dean in 1997. Her appointment as dean was approved May 15 by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors.
Richard Ringeisen, vice chancellor of academic affairs, said, "Marilyn Sheerer brings exceptional vision and leadership skills to the dean's office. She has the confidence and respect of the School of Education faculty. I am looking forward to working with her, as are all of her colleagues and the other deans."
Sheerer holds a bachelor's degree from Bloomsburg State College in Pennsylvania, a master's in educational administration from Syracuse University, and a Ph.D. in curriculum and supervision from Ohio University. She is the author of numerous articles in professional journals and she is an active participant in the School of Education's Bell South Partnership Grant, a $200,000 endeavor.
Before joining ECU, she was a faculty member and administrator at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and Northern Illinois University. She succeeds Charles Coble, who is now vice president for university-schools programs at the University of North Carolina General Administration.
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