Dr. Laura Lee McIntyre named College of Education dean

Dear colleagues,

It is my pleasure to announce that, after a robust national search, Dr. Laura Lee McIntyre has been selected to serve as the next dean of the College of Education (COE).

Dr. McIntyre has served as the interim dean of the college for the past year and is the Castle-McIntosh-Knight Professor of school psychology in the Department of Special Education and Clinical Sciences.  During her 14 years at the UO, she has served as department head of Special Education and Clinical Sciences, director of the school psychology program and director of the Prevention Science Institute. Her research focuses on prevention and early intervention to improve child developmental and behavioral health outcomes among underserved children and families, including fostering family-school partnerships. She has also served in several other leadership roles on campus, including director of graduate studies and on the university’s board of trustees.

Before she joined the UO, she was a faculty member in the psychology department at Syracuse University and an affiliated faculty member in the Center for Development, Behavior, and Genetics in the Department of Pediatrics at SUNY Upstate Medical University.

The search committee and I were impressed with Dr. McIntyre’s excellent knowledge, disposition, and expertise which demonstrate her distinctive capacity to lead the COE’s highly unique ecosystem—one that relies on a robust and vibrant culture of entrepreneurship, external funding, a large and diverse combination of academic programs, and active and engaged community outreach.

She has excelled as the interim dean, providing steady leadership and advancing important initiatives in the college over the last year. The feedback we received also highlighted her consistent efforts to support diversity, equity and inclusion—vital work that will continue to be part of the college’s and university’s goals to become a more diverse and inclusive community.

I want to thank the members of the search committee, chaired by Bruce Blonigen, Maletis Dean of the Lundquist College of Business, for their diligence and commitment to this important search.

Please join me in congratulating Laura Lee on her new role as permanent dean of our College of Education.


Janet Woodruff-Borden
Interim Provost and Executive Vice President