Joan Pedro, Ph.D.
Dean and Professor in Curriculum and Instruction,
College of Education
Dr. Joan Pedro was appointed as Dean of the College of Education in May 2020 after
serving as the interim dean for 15 months. Among her many achievements is the creation
of the college’s first Board of Advisors to assist in generating support for the college’s
initiatives. In addition, she created the Middle School Pipeline in Dickinson Independent
School District, which supports and assures success for middle school students and
teachers in STEM fields.
Currently, Dr. Pedro collaborates with Enrollment Management and College of Education faculty and staff to implement student success initiatives that will engage the students in innovative 21st century learning practice, thereby increasing program enrollment and retention.