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Welcome from the Dean


Dear Students,


Welcome to University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff, School of Education!

It is an honor and a privilege to serve as the Interim Dean of Education at UAPB, a renowned historically Black College in Arkansas. For more than 143 years, UAPB has enriched the lives of many students, their families, and the community. UAPB has a distinguished and successful history of providing an excellent liberal arts education, steeped in the essential traditions of excellence in teaching and outstanding academic programs.

We are very excited about the changes and the restructuring of our teacher education programs. We anticipate that our new policies and procedures will better address the needs of our students and our communities in a technology-based society. In addition to these changes, we also offer personalized academic advising for our students. Our goal is to ensure that our teacher candidates are well prepared to teach and serve students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

The faculty and staff in the School of Education are committed to supporting our students. Our primary objective is to foster academic success and professional development. We offer classes with small enrollments to engage our learners in effective and reflective teaching methods and strategies, opportunities to collaborate with the faculty on innovative research projects, and to participate in educational conferences at the local, state and regional levels.

Our faculty and staff join me in wishing you success in your academic endeavors at University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff.

Our motto: Hear our Mighty voices

As we roar… moving closer to

Making a difference…

In the lives of children

Best Regards,

Pamela Russ, Ph.D.

Interim Dean, School of Education