For release: october 6, 2008
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Dr. Donald I. Wagner has been named dean of the College of Education at the University
of Memphis. He will assume that post in January 2009; currently, he is professor
of Health Promotion and director of Graduate Studies and the Center for Prevention
Studies in the College of Education at the University of Cincinnati.
Dr. Donald I. Wagner
Wagner brings more than 30 years of experience in higher education in a metropolitan
environment and has a record of active engagement with local educational systems.
He is a skilled administrator and a highly productive scholar with an extensive record
of external grant funding. He also has impressive experience in building partnerships
between universities and the communities they serve, as well as partnerships at the
regional, national, and international levels.
In addition, he has consulted for the World Bank and for the United Nations Development
Wagner holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health education from the University
of Cincinnati and a doctorate in health education/counseling from Indiana University.
As dean at the U of M, Dr. Wagner will join a distinguished faculty of 165 full-time
scholars in four departments and three research centers, along with the staff of the
Lipman Early Childhood School and Research Institute and the Campus School, the college’s
laboratory school. The College of Education is the oldest college at the University