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Linda Haling has been selected as dean of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh College of Education and Human Services.

Haling was selected for the role after a nationwide search and will join the UW Oshkosh campus community on July 1.

Haling comes to UW Oshkosh from Illinois State University where since 2016 she most recently served as director and professor within the School of Teaching and Learning.

“Dr. Haling is an experienced teacher, scholar and administrator who has a wealth of experience in managing fiscal matters, relationship building and shared governance,” said Interim Provost John Koker. “I believe Dr. Haling will be an ideal fit for the College of Education and Human Services and UW Oshkosh, and I look forward to working with her.”

Beyond her work at Illinois State University, Haling has been a member of multiple professional organizations including the International Literacy Association, National Council of Teachers in English and Illinois Reading Council. In addition to numerous presentations at national conferences, Haling has published four books including Broadening the Lens of Literacy in Content Areas, Bookmatch: How to scaffold independent student book selection for independent reading and her work is also included academic journals such as Reading Horizons, Voices from the Middle and The Reading Teacher.

Haling brings to UW Oshkosh more than 25 years of experience in higher education with a focus on literacy as well as 13 years in curriculum and instruction. Throughout her time at Illinois State University, Haling secured more than $121,000 in grants with the largest funding elementary school mathematics and science teacher development programs.

Haling said she also brings to the position at UW Oshkosh a vision that is grounded in shared governance—” a vision that focuses on priority spending, building resources, developing a comprehensive recruitment plan, support for faculty and staff, building on the success of program, keeping students at the center of our decision making and widening the footprint of the College.”

Haling has a doctorate in curriculum and instruction, master’s degree in reading, and a bachelor’s degree in English from Illinois State University.

At UW Oshkosh, the College of Education and Human Services includes seven departments and offers undergraduate and graduate programs as well as initial and advanced teaching licensures and professional development opportunities. Haling will take over the college following interim dean Elizabeth Alderton and former retired dean Fredrick Yeo.

“I believe the College of Education and Human Services has a very strong foundation in its faculty, staff and students, and I look forward to being a part of that team,” Haling said.

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