Office of the Dean

Welcome to the College of Education! Whether this is your first time visiting our website or you are a frequent visitor, we are glad you're here.

As dean of the college, it is my privilege to work with our faculty and staff to create a dynamic and meaningful academic experience for our undergraduate and graduate students across three departments and one school. Our innovative instruction, groundbreaking research, and meaningful outreach create unique experiential learning opportunities for students in and outside the classroom.

Whether your passion is in health or education, we hope you will take the next step in your academic journey with us. We look forward to welcoming you to campus soon.

War Eagle!

Jeffrey T. Fairbrother, Ph.D.
Wayne T. Smith Distinguished Professor

Dr. Jeffrey T. Fairbrother



Office: 3084D Haley Center


Phone: (334) 844-4446

Leadership Team

Jared Russell
Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs
Rodney Greer
Assistant Dean for Research
David Crowe
Assistant Dean of Assessment and Certification Officer
Paul G. Fitchett
Department Head, Curriculum & Teaching
William (Hank) Murrah
Department Head, Educational Foundations, Leadership, and Technology
Jeff Reese
Department Head, Special Education, Rehabilitation, and Counseling
Mary Rudisill
Director, School of Kinesiology
Susan Bannon
Associate Professor and Director, Learning Resources Center
Crystal Gulledge
Director of Administration/Business and Finance
Molly McNulty
Interim Director of Development
Last updated: 04/10/2024