Stephanie Squires, Ph.D., Appointed Dean of the Caulfield School of Education
Jersey City, N.J. – September 26, 2022 – Saint Peter’s University announced the appointment of Stephanie Squires, Ph.D., as dean of the Caulfield School of Education. Dr. Squires comes to Saint Peter’s from the College of Mount Saint Vincent where she served as the director of teacher education. She has had held numerous positions in higher education, including faculty member, grant coordinator and director, dean, associate vice president for academic affairs and executive dean. As a special educator, Dr. Squires taught students with autism in public school settings in the New Orleans area. She has also served as a behavior consultant to school districts and agencies.
“We are honored to welcome Dr. Squires to the Saint Peter’s family and look forward to the value her experience will bring to the Caulfield School of Education,” said Frederick Bonato, Ph.D., executive vice president and provost of Saint Peter’s University. “Dr. Squires will lead continuing efforts to support and expand excellence in educator preparation programs and provide new and varied program options that meet the interests and needs of current and future education students.”
Dr. Squires holds a strong commitment to inclusive practice and support for diversity in higher education. She has worked closely with numerous higher education partners, yielding increased enrollment in teacher education programs at both Concordia College and the College of Mount Saint Vincent in New York City. To increase enrollment and support partnerships, Dr. Squires developed or collaborated with colleagues to write several new and innovative programs in teacher education.
She holds a doctorate in special education with a minor in educational leadership from the University of New Orleans, a bachelor’s in psychology and education from the College of New Rochelle and a MSED in special education from the University of New Orleans.
Saint Peter’s Caulfield School of Education prepares motivated students to become outstanding teachers, administrators and counselors. From innovative curriculum to mentoring by experienced faculty, students in the undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and online programs receive an education attuned to today’s profession.
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