School of Education dean appointed to State Professional Standards and Practices Board for Teaching

NEW PALTZ- The New York State Board of Regents has announced the appointment of Michael S. Rosenberg, Ph.D., dean of the School of Education at the State University of New York at New Paltz, to the State Professional Standards and Practices Board for Teaching.

Composed of K-12 teachers and administrators, higher education representatives, public representatives, and one teacher education student, the Board serves in an advisory capacity to the Board of Regents and the Commissioner of Education on matters related to teaching in New York State. Rosenberg will serve a four-year term as a higher education administrator on the 28-member board.

Rosenberg has served dean and professor of the School of Education since Aug. 3, 2012. As the chief academic and administrative officer for the School, his responsibilities include: mentoring department chairs; recruiting and developing new faculty; supporting and initiating regional partnerships; and coordinating with faculty to promote innovative programs responsive to the needs of the region and to the State University of New York (SUNY). Rosenberg also manages financial resources and external fundraising; oversees accreditation procedures; and implements SUNY and State Education Department policies.

Rosenberg previously served as the associate dean for research in the School of Education and as a professor in the Department of Special Education at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md. Prior to his 26 years at Johns Hopkins (11 as department chair), Rosenberg was an assistant professor for four years at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., and also a visiting scholar at Westminster College in Oxford, England. Prior to his return to graduate study, Rosenberg taught secondary students with learning and behavior disorders for the Orleans-Niagara Board of Cooperative Educational Services in New York.

Rosenberg was the co-editor of “Teacher Education and Special Education,” the journal of the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children. He also co-authored five textbooks on various topics in special education. Rosenberg has authored or co-authored more than 60 articles and chapters, and served as a field editor for a number of special education journals.

Rosenberg completed a term as president of the Higher Education Consortium for Special Education and has served as research committee chair, publications chair, and secretary for the Council for Learning Disabilities. He was the first president of the Maryland Council for Learning Disabilities and completed a term as PTA president for Rodgers Forge Elementary School. He has advised over 30 doctoral graduates and was a recipient of the 2007 Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children/Merrill Teacher of Excellence Award.

No stranger to SUNY, Rosenberg holds both his master’s and bachelor’s degrees in special education from the State University College at Buffalo (Buffalo State). He earned his Ph.D. in special education at Pennsylvania State University, and was recently a Fulbright Fellow at Saint Patrick’s College in Dublin, Ireland.