SUNY Oswego President Deborah F. Stanley has named Dr. Pamela Michel as dean of the School of Education, effective July 1.

Michel has been interim dean of the school since 2011 and headed up SUNY Oswego’s 2014 reaccreditation process with the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. The flawless evaluation by NCATE’s board of examiners included many commendations noting areas of excellence.

“Dr. Michel has proven a highly effective leader both as interim dean and previously as chair of one of our largest academic departments,” Stanley said. “She brings to her role as dean extensive experience as a professor, scholar and administrator and productive engagement with educators in our region’s schools.”

After a teaching career in several Central New York school districts, Michel began her tenure at SUNY Oswego in 1988 as an assistant professor in the curriculum and instruction department. In 2000, as a full professor, she became department chair, serving in that role for more than 10 years. 

A scholar of literacy and reading education, she has presented widely at local, state, national and international levels throughout her career on issues related to evaluation of reading difficulties, future directions for literacy clinics, children’s perceptions of reading, and other facets of literacy.

Her many publications include the book “The Child’s View of Reading: Understandings for Teachers and Parents,” published by Allyn & Bacon.

Before joining SUNY Oswego, Michel directed the Syracuse University Reading Clinic for several years and served as a consultant for various school districts and businesses.

Michel earned her doctorate in reading and language arts from Syracuse University and has a bachelor’s degree in music and elementary education from Elmira College and a master’s in reading education from Syracuse University.