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Teresa Taber Doughty

Teresa Taber Doughty named new dean of UAB School of Education

Teresa Taber Doughty has been named the new dean of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Education. She begins her new role April 3.

Taber Doughty has more than 30 years of experience, serving most recently as dean of the College of Education at the University of Texas at Arlington. She also spent 17 years at Purdue University as a special education professor and associate dean in its College of Education. Prior to Purdue, she taught children with disabilities in Alabama and Georgia before becoming a faculty member at Georgia State University and Oglethorpe University in Georgia.

“Dr. Taber Doughty is an accomplished leader and renowned educator who has shaped and enhanced instruction for students across top-ranked institutions,” said Pam Benoit, provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs at UAB. “She is a builder and connector committed to working collaboratively and developing strong relationships with faculty, staff, students and the community.”

Taber Doughty is the author and co-author of more than 60 professional publications, and is a quality review team lead for the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation. She previous served on the board of examiners for the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and as the executive director of the Council for Exceptional Children’s Division of Autism and Developmental Disabilities.

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She earned her undergraduate degree in special education from Auburn University and her master’s and doctorate from Georgia State University.

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