Laura Lee McIntyre, the Castle-McIntosh-Knight Professor of school psychology in the Department of Special Education and Clinical Sciences, has been named interim dean of the College of Education.
Provost and Senior Vice President Patrick Phillips announced McIntyre’s appointment last week, following the announcement of Randy Kamphaus’ transition to serve as acting executive director for The Ballmer Institute for Children’s Behavioral Health.
McIntyre has been at the UO for 13 years. 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 served in several leadership roles on campus, including director of graduate studies, department head and institute director of the Prevention Science Institute. McIntyre also served on the university’s board of trustees.
Before she joined the University of Oregon in 2009, 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.
“Laura Lee has helped to shape the vision for the Ballmer Institute and so is a perfect steward for stewarding the linkages between the COE and the Ballmer Institute as those develop,” Phillips said in his announcement to the College of Education. “I am very thankful to Laura Lee for taking on this important role to help keep the COE running smoothly and moving forward during this period.”
Information on the search for a permanent dean will be shared as it is available.