College of Education
The College of Education's mission is to prepare effective educators to serve as active facilitators of learning for the diverse student population. The college is actively committed to the preparation of educators who vicariously experience students in various learning situations and, as a result, are prepared to take appropriate action to enhance the teaching-learning environment.Lillian Drakeford, Ph.D.Interim Dean, College of Education
Lillian Drakeford, Ph.D., is a lifelong educator who brings a wealth of teaching and administrative experience to the College of Education. Before coming to Central State University, Dr. Drakeford worked in Dayton Public Schools, Dayton, Ohio, where she served as a teacher of the deaf and hard-of-hearing, an intervention specialist, a secondary curriculum and instruction intervention coach, a high school assistant principal, and an associate director of assessment for curriculum and instruction, grades 7-12.
Dr. Drakeford is also the contributing editor of a two-volume work, "The Race Controversy in American Education" (Praeger, 2015). As an editor, Dr. Drakeford brought together the work of multiple authors in 33 chapters to illuminate the pervasive impact that race and institutionalized racism have had on education in the United States. Since coming to Central State University, she has served as director of Field and Clinical Experiences for the Educator Preparation Program and interim dean for the College of Education.
Dr. Drakeford received a Bachelor of Science in Education of the Hearing Impaired from the School of Speech at Northwestern University and a Master of Education in Curriculum and Supervision from Wright State University. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership and Change from the Antioch University Graduate School of Leadership and Change.
Dr. Lillian Drakeford
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