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Interim Dean of College of Education and Human Development Announced

Published on Thu 09/09/21
The following message is sent on behalf of Dr. Mark H. Weichold, interim provost and executive vice president.

I am pleased to announce Dr. Michael A. de Miranda has been named interim dean of the College of Education and Human Development. He was previously appointed as acting dean.

Dr. de Miranda is a Professor, Claude H. Everett, Jr. ’47 Endowed Chair, and Head of the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Culture (TLAC) at Texas A&M University. He joined the university to become Head of TLAC in 2016 from Colorado State University, where he held a joint appointment in the School of Education and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Dr. de Miranda's research focuses on the development of young STEM teachers, specifically in learning, cognition, and instruction in engineering and technology education. His teaching areas are statistics, quantitative research design and analysis, program evaluation, engineering teaching methods, and engineering design.

He received his Ph.D. from the University of California Riverside in education with an emphasis in educational psychology and earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from California State University, Long Beach.

We are grateful to Dr. de Miranda for his willingness to serve as interim dean.