UAlbany Education Dean Appointed
by Regents to Professional Standards and Practices
Catherine Herman (518) 437-4980
ALBANY, N.Y. (March 22, 2005) -- The New York
State Board of Regents appointed Susan D. Phillips,
dean of the School of Education at the University
at Albany to the Professional Standards and
Practices Board for Teaching. The board serves
the Regents and the Commissioner of Education
on teaching issues and related professions.
The Board has 28 members, including K-12 teachers
and administrators, higher education representatives,
public representatives, and one teacher education
student. The board focuses on preparation and
practice for classroom teachers, school and
district administrators, and student service
providers, including issues such as recruitment,
mentoring and retention, certification requirements,
ethics, accreditation, and professional development.
Phillips serves from March 15, 2005 through
June 30, 2007.
Phillips has served as dean at UAlbany for
three years. She began her professional career
at the University in 1979. She has held a variety
of positions at UAlbany, including director
of doctoral training in the department of counseling
psychology and chair of the department of educational
and counseling psychology. She also served as
chair of accreditation of the American Psychological
Association in Washington, D.C. in 2000 and
Phillips also serves on the policy board of
the Greater Capital Region Teacher Center, the
executive committee of the Regional School Support
Center, and the executive committee of the Capital
Area School Development Association (CASDA).
She has received a number of professional honors,
including the National School Development Council
Cooperative Leadership Award in 2004, the Psychological
Association of Northeastern New York Distinguished
Psychologist Award in 1998, the State University
of New York Chancellorís Award for Excellence
in Teaching in 1994-95 and the University at
Albany Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1995.
Phillips has a bachelorís degree in human biology
from Stanford University, a masterís degree
in psychology from Teacherís College of Columbia
University, and a master of philosophy and doctorate.
in counseling psychology from Columbia University.
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