Julie Underwood '76 Appointed Dean of University of Wisconsin-Madison's School of Education
May 27, 2005
May 27, 2005, Greencastle, Ind. - Julie K. Underwood, a 1976 graduate of DePauw University, was today named named the new dean of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's School of Education. Underwood comes to the university from the National School Boards Association, which she served as associate executive director and general counsel. A former UW-Madison faculty member, Underwood has worked for the NSBA since 1998.
"Julie has an exceptional grasp of educational issues and is a talented, committed and enthusiastic leader," says UW-Madison Chancellor John D. Wiley. "She is a great fit for us in terms of advancing the cause of teacher education and promoting our research mission in the best tradition of the Wisconsin Idea."
"This is a school with a state mission and a national profile," Underwood says. "This is a fine opportunity to lead a School of Education with an excellent faculty and staff. They are known nationally for their dedication, and the school has a long history as aleader in education."
An announcement from UW-Madison states, "Prior to joining NSBA, Underwood served as dean of the School of Education & Allied Professions at Miami University... From 1986 to 1995, Underwood was a UW-Madison faculty member teaching school law... Underwood is co-author of several books, including School Law for Teachers, Legal Aspects of Special Education and Pupil Services and The Principal's Legal Handbook. She holds a bachelor's degree in political science and sociology from DePauw University, a law degree from Indiana University and a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Florida."
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