Ingrid Guerra-Lopez, professor of Learning Design and Technology in the College of Education serves as Interim Dean of the Graduate School

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Ingrid Guerra-Lopez, Ph.D., has been selected to serve as interim dean of the Graduate School at Wayne State University. She will begin her term on Feb. 13, 2019, and take over for Ambika Mathur, Ph.D., who is leaving the university.

Guerra-Lopez is a professor in the College of Education at Wayne State. She came to WSU in 2005. Her area of expertise is in learning and performance systems, with an emphasis on strategic alignment and evaluation. She has served in a number of leadership roles, including editor-in-chief of the peer-reviewed journal Performance Improvement Quarterly, senior educational strategy advisor to the World Bank, and human and institutional capacity development advisor for the United States Agency for International Development. Additionally, she is Co-PI of T-RUST, a National Science Foundation-funded WSU interdisciplinary graduate training program, and served on the board of directors of the International Society for Performance Improvement. She has served on university committees including the Appointment, Promotion and Tenure Committee; Strategic Implementation Committee; WSU Centers and Institutes Advisory Committee; Strategic Planning Budget Committee; and Junior Faculty Presidential Advisory Board.

In the coming weeks, we will begin a formal search for a permanent dean.  In the meantime, we will rely on Guerra-Lopez to guide the Grad School until the search process has been completed. Please join me in thanking her for serving in this important role.

Keith E. Whitfield, Provost and Sr. Vice President for Academic Affairs