Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Appointed to Graduate School of Education
Dr. Charity M. Dacey, Former Associate Dean at Felician University College of Education, Steps into Key Role in Touro University
(New York, NY)—Dr. Charity M. Dacey was appointed Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Touro University Graduate School of Education (GSE), Dr. Patricia Salkin, Touro Provost for Graduate and Professional Studies, announced today. Dr. Dacey was most recently the Associate Dean of the School of Education at Felician University, and served previously as Director, Teacher Education Admissions, Advisement and Retention at Montclair State University.
“Dr. Dacey is both a master educator and administrator, with extensive experience in faculty development, operations management and student recruitment,” said Dr. Salkin. “She brings a record of success in many key areas, and we look forward to benefitting from her creativity and collaborative leadership.”
In her new role at Touro, Dr. Dacey will work closely with the GSE program chairs, site directors, the Office of Clinical Experiences and Partnerships and other senior academic leaders. She plans to focus on ensuring quality advisement, programmatic assessment, increasing student enrollment and retention and overall academic excellence across programs.
“I look forward to being part of this dynamic GSE team as we work together to enact the Touro mission,” said Dr. Dacey. “I am thrilled to bring together my passions: teaching excellence, creating a streamlined positive student experience and establishing clear efficient processes for faculty and staff. Increasingly, students are recognizing Touro for where knowledge and value meet, evidenced by the fact that Touro’s online programs are garnering national attention by U.S. News and World Report as some of the best online graduate programs in education.”
Dr. Dacey earned her bachelor’s degree in American Studies from Smith College and entered the field of education after graduation, through Teach for America, teaching elementary school in Houston and then high school special education in St. John Parish, Louisiana, where she also coached high school men and women’s cross-country and women’s track.
In New York City, Dr. Dacey spent several years working for the New Teacher Project, the New York City Teaching Fellows, and Mercy College, where she earned an M.S. in Organizational Leadership. In 2011 Dr. Dacey was recognized with the Advising Administrator Award of the Year at Montclair State University, where she also earned her Ph.D. in Teacher Education and Teacher Development.
Dr. Dacey has published book chapters, presented at national and international conferences and developed and produced podcasts such as “Elevating Education” designed to explore system-wide transformation efforts, meaningful professional development initiatives and methods for authentic learning that honor social justice.
In her spare time, Dr. Dacey leverages her skills to support public education by serving on the Board of Trustees for the Roseville Community Charter School and the Lodi LEAP Boys and Girls Club Advisory Board.