Kevin Basmadjian named dean of the School of Education at Quinnipiac University

Apr 11, 2013, 08:00 ET from Quinnipiac University

HAMDEN, Conn., April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kevin Basmadjian has been promoted to dean of the School of Education at Quinnipiac University.

"Since joining Quinnipiac in June 2004, Kevin has consistently demonstrated a deep commitment to student learning, faculty development and university governance," said Quinnipiac President John L. Lahey. "He has played an integral role in the learning paradigm transformation, and has collaborated with departments and offices across the university to advance this initiative. Kevin has served as associate professor and director of the master of arts in teaching program in the School of Education, and as the university's first faculty leadership fellow with the Office of Academic Affairs."

Basmadjian, who has served as interim dean of the School of Education since August of 2012 and as a faculty member since 2004, said, "I could not be more thrilled, both personally and professionally, than to have this opportunity to serve as the next dean of the School of Education, I look forward to the joys and challenges of growing our school, strengthening our academic programs and international experiences for our students and enhancing our significance and presence within the university and local community." 

The School of Education, which is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation for Teacher Education, offers master of arts in teaching degrees in elementary and secondary education. Candidates can enroll in a combined five-year bachelor/master program, or a post-baccalaureate degree program that requires five semesters of graduate study. The School of Education also offers two educational leadership degrees: a sixth-year diploma in educational leadership and an online master's program in teacher leadership.

Basmadjian earned his doctorate in teaching, curriculum and educational policy from Michigan State University. He also holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Michigan and a master of arts in teaching degree in English education from Wayne State University in Detroit.

Basmadjian is a native of Detroit who lives in North Haven with his wife, Emily, and their two children, Christian, 8, and Carly, 6.

Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 6,200 full-time undergraduate and 2,300 graduate students in 58 undergraduate and more than 20 graduate programs of study in its School of Business and Engineering, School of Communications, School of Education, School of Health Sciences, School of Law, Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, School of Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences. For more information, please visit Connect with Quinnipiac on Facebook at and follow Quinnipiac on Twitter @QuinnipiacU.

SOURCE Quinnipiac University