Beth Kubitskey, an affiliate dean at Japanese Michigan College and longtime advocate for the advancement of K-12 teaching and studying in Michigan, has been chosen as dean of the Faculty of Education and learning and Human Providers at UM-Flint.
The Board of Regents authorized her appointment July 15. Kubitskey, a College of Michigan alumna, will phase into the role Sept. 1, succeeding Interim Dean Sapna Thwaite.
“Professor Kubitskey is a transformational leader in higher instruction regarding K-12 training,” said Sonja Feist-Value, provost and vice chancellor for tutorial affairs. “She is very well regarded and respected for advancing elementary and secondary schooling all through the state, and making use of this understanding, she will foster change and progress in the College of Schooling and Human Services.”
Kubitskey has served as associate dean of learners and curriculum in the College or university of Instruction at Jap Michigan for eight several years, foremost the college’s endeavours in faculty enhancement, condition- and university-level reporting and the coordination of means and assist staff members.
Kubitskey also has served as the interim department chair for management and counseling since 2020 and took about as performing dean of the Higher education of Instruction before this month.
A former significant college physics and math teacher who acquired her undergraduate degree in chemistry from U-M, Kubitskey has carved out a career that blends her passions for schooling and the physical sciences. She holds a graduate diploma in physics training from Jap Michigan and returned to U-M to gain her Ph.D. in training scientific tests, instructor training.
Kubitskey stated she was honored to be taking on this new function and becoming a member of a faculty and employees devoted to supporting assorted learners in getting to be social staff, educators and leaders.
“I am particularly excited about continuing and setting up on the operate with college students, school, workers and local community associates in supporting the Flint location and past,” she said. “I seem ahead to continuing and increasing these partnerships as a location for support, discovering and scholarship for all. Jointly we make a variance in kids, household and group members’ lives.”
Kubitskey started in greater training as a physics lecturer at Japanese Michigan, progressing by way of both of those educational and administrative ranks to affiliate professor, with tenure, in the Section of Physics and Astronomy in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences in 2012, and associate dean in the College of Education in 2013.
She is president of the Michigan Association of Colleges of Teacher Education and learning and the Midwest agent for the Advisory Council of Point out Associates for the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Training, delivering management in connecting Michigan’s public universities in responding to condition and nationwide policy suggestions and legislation.
Kubitskey has testified right before the Michigan Legislature and utilizes her management position to advocate for increasing post-secondary trainer schooling and K-12 instructing and discovering. In her existing part, she also serves as a guide reviewer for the Council of Accreditation and Educator Planning.
Kubitskey also has secured virtually $8 million in grant funding all through her career to enhance educator planning and K-12 educating, focusing mainly on science and mathematics instruction.