Ann Monroe, associate professor of teacher education, has been appointed associate dean for academic affairs in the School of Education.
In her new role, Monroe will work directly with the office of the provost in areas related to academic programs, faculty, support, and student programming. She steps into the role after serving seven years as assistant dean and director of assessment.
As an associate dean, Monroe aims to bolster opportunities for faculty to work across departments on research and course development. Monroe also aims to provide enhanced support for faculty members going through the tenure and promotion process.
Monroe’s previous professional accomplishments include the the Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award (2018), the highest honor a UM faculty member can receive for teaching, in addition to the Exemplary Service Award (2012) and Teacher of the Year (2010). Within the School of Education, Monroe is also lauded for her co-leadership of the school’s highly competitive annual cookie swap.
Monroe replaces Amy Wells Dolan, who now serves as associate dean for research and external affairs.
Monroe holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, and a master’s degree and doctorate in elementary education from the University of Mississippi.