William Callahan, interim dean, College of Education, (319) 273-2719
Gwenne Culpepper, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- William Callahan, associate dean of the College of Education at the University of Northern Iowa, has been named interim dean of the college. Callahan replaces Thomas Switzer, who resigned as dean in May to become dean of the College of Education at the University of Toledo, in Ohio.
Callahan came to UNI in 1979 as an assistant professor. He became an associate professor in 1983, a professor in 1989, and an associate dean in 1988. Before coming to UNI, he was director of special projects for handicapped students at the University of Colorado in Boulder.
Callahan holds a B.A. in psychology and special education from the University of South Florida, an M.A.T. in reading education from Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla., and an Ed.D. in special education administration from the University of Florida. He also holds certifications in elementary education from Florida A&M University, and early childhood education from the University of Central Florida.
His appointment is effective immediately.