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School of Education dean named 'Alumni of the Year'

Dr. Andrew Wall, the Robert A. and Mildred Peronia Naslund Endowed Dean of the School of Education at the University of Redlands, has been named the Ball State University Teacher's College Alumni of the Year. Wall, who earned his master's degree in academic and student affairs from Ball State, will be celebrated and give a talk at his alma mater in January 2018.

Wall joined Redlands in July 2014 from the University of Rochester in New York, where he was associate professor and department chair of educational leadership at the Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development. While at Rochester, Wall also served as the higher education program director and most recently as interim co-director of the Warner Center for Professional Development and Education Reform.

In those roles, Wall was a key player in school leadership strategy. His curriculum and pedagogical innovations helped to build robust and thriving academic programs and were instrumental in more than doubling enrollment in the school's higher education program. A skilled relationship-builder, Wall developed a department community of scholars and a student-focused culture at Warner. Additionally, he has cultivated strong links with the local and national P-12 and higher education communities.

Wall received his Ph.D. in education, organization, and leadership from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also holds a B.A. in sociology and political science from the University of Iowa.