Shabnam Koirala-Azad has been named the new School of Education dean following a nationwide search.
The appointment, by Provost Don Heller, takes effect immediately.
Koirala-Azad has served as interim dean since January. She started teaching at USF 12 years ago and was promoted to associate dean and then interim dean. As a faculty member, she expanded the comparative and global studies dimension to the school, and served as the department chair of the Department of International and Multicultural Education. She also co-founded USF’s master’s program and doctoral concentration in Human Rights Education — the first ever in the country.