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Deans and their support staff

The Dean's office is responsible for academic, budgetary, and human resource concerns for the Departments organized within the School of Education and Professional Studies. The staff of the office are available to help applicants, students, faculty, and staff as follows.

Information about the services provided to Graduate students

    • General information about Departments within the School
    • What to do with forms needing a Dean's signature
    • How to make appointments with a Dean
    • Who might be able to answer specific questions
    • Faculty travel processing and availability of AAUP funding
    • Faculty, staff, and student hiring procedures and paperwork
    • Faculty and staff key and computer access requests
    • Department budgets, purchase orders, and payment requests
    • Dean's Cabinet meetings
    • Student probations and dismissals
    • Student grievances and concerns
    • Faculty load credits
    • Approval of student forms (including, but not limited to Internships, Independent studies, and Change of Grades)
    • Data analysis
    • Course schedule approval
    • Social Media and Website
    • Certification of Education Candidates
    • Accreditation
    • Assessment
    • Curriculum
    • Department Bylaws, Minutes, and Annual Reports
    • Human Resources concerns
    • Research Support
    • Strategic Planning
Interim Dean Niti Pandey


Niti Pandey Dean Pandey earned her M.S. and Ph.D. in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and an M.A. and B.A. in Psychology from the University of Delhi, India. Dr. Pandey has taught and conducted research in the areas of employment relations (human resource management, negotiation, small group dynamics), corporate social responsibility, and labor relations.
Assistant Dean Chris Drewry

Associate Dean

Chris Drewry

Chris Drewry has served as Assistant Dean since March 17, 2017. Prior to that, he was the Assistant Director of the Academic Success Center and a Professional Advisor in Eastern's Advising Center. He has also served as an adjunct instructional faculty member, supervising Peer Mentors in the First-Year Experience. Dean Drewry holds a Master's Degree in Student Development in Higher Education from Central Connecticut State University and a Bachelor's Degree in English, also from CCSU. He was awarded the 2017 NACADA Region I Excellence in Advising Award and brings a wealth of knowledge for student development, critical analysis of educational data, and executing technical skills for program management to the Dean's office.