College of Education and Human Development Announces New Dean

Dr. Penny Bishop, a professor of education and former associate dean at the University of Vermont, is the new dean of the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development.

Bishop was previously a member of the University of Vermont faculty and served as associate dean in the UVM College of Education and Social Services. 

She fills the dean position held in the interim for the past two years by Dr. Mary Gresham.

 “We are very happy to announce that Dr. Bishop will be joining the UMaine community as the next dean of the College of Education and Human Development,” said UMaine Provost John Volin. “Her leadership experience and expertise will help continue to advance the strong academic, service, and research tradition this college is known for.”

 Bishop specializes in middle-level teacher education. She co-directs the Middle Grades Institute, providing annual professional development to educators.