Associate and Assistant Deans

Steve R. Parker, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Advising and Student Success
Dr. Parker serves as associate dean and associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion. He oversees advising for all undergraduate students and saftety policies and procedures for the College. His areas of academic interest include athletic probation and its effect on donor contributions to the university; event management solutions, issues, and problems; and sports leadership and law.

Rosetta Sandidge, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Programs, Accreditation, and Planning
Dr. Sandidge serves as senior associate dean and associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.  In close collaboration with program faculties across the educator preparation unit, she is responsible for program development and evaluation, state and national accreditation, compliance of the College with state and federal regulations related to educator preparation, and strategic planning.  Her areas of academic interest and research include teacher induction, classroom management, and gender equity.

Robert Shapiro, Senior Associate Dean for Administration, Research, and Graduate Student Success
Dr. Shapiro serves as senior associate dean and professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion.  He is responsible for the College’s  research and technical supports for students, faculty and staff; professional development services; new financial model implementation; enrollment management; and graduate student success.  In addition, he serves as director of the multidisciplinary Biodynamics Laboratory which focuses on whole body biomechanical analysis.

Gerry Swan, Assistant Dean for Program Assessment
Dr. Swan serves as assistant dean and associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.  Through the OTIS initiative, he has developed assessment tools for the College and beyond which translate research-based ideas into practice for tens of thousands of students and instructors from kindergarten to college.  His research interests include use of interactive media with instruction and computer-managed instruction.