Executive Council

Executive Council

Dean Karen Symms GallagherKaren Symms Gallagher, PhD
Dean, Emery Stoops and Joyce King Stoops Dean’s Chair in Education
Dean Karen Symms Gallagher is the Emery Stoops and Joyce King Stoops Dean of the USC Rossier School of Education. USC Rossier’s highly innovative masters and doctoral programs prepare educational leaders to be change agents as teachers, administrators, policy leaders and scholars. Read more >>
Dr. Lawrence O. PicusLawrence Picus, PhD
Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs; Richard T. Cooper and Mary Catherine Cooper Chair in Public School Administration
Dr. Lawrence O. Picus is Professor at the USC Rossier School of Education. He is an expert in the area of public financing of schools, equity and adequacy of school funding, school business administration, education policy, linking school resources to student performance and resource allocation… Read more >>
Jerome A. “Jerry” LucidoJerome A. Lucido, PhD
Associate Dean for Strategic Enrollment Services
Jerome A. “Jerry” Lucido is professor of research and Associate Dean of Strategic Enrollment Services for USC Rossier. He is also executive director of the USC Center for Enrollment Research, Policy, and Practice, and Special Advisor to the Provost at the University of Southern California. Read more >>
Dr. Kathy StoweKathy Stowe, EdD
Associate Dean for Academic Programs
Dr. Kathy Stowe is a Professor of Clinical Education as well as the Associate Dean of Academic Programs at Rossier. She teaches a variety of courses in the Ed. D. and MAT online Programs and serves as a chair of thematic dissertations. As someone with a concentration in K-12 Education Policy, Stowe… Read more >>
Carla WohlCarla Wohl
Associate Dean for External Relations
Carla Wohl has leveraged her passion for storytelling and communication into a successful higher education development career with a specific focus on supporting students and faculty devoted to public service. She joined USC Rossier as Associate Dean for External Affairs in April 2016 after working for 6 and a half years at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health as the Assistant Dean for External Affairs.
Dr. Darline RoblesDarline Robles, PhD
Associate Dean of Equity and Inclusion
Dr. Darline Robles, the former superintendent of Los Angeles County Office of Education, is a Professor of Clinical Education here at the USC Rossier School of Education. In addition to teaching in the school’s doctoral and masters programs, Robles is responsible for the development of a new… Read more >>
Kate O’ ConnorKate O’ Connor
Assistant Dean for Professional Development
Kate O’Connor is Assistant Dean for Professional Development in the Rossier School of Education. She has been teaching in international programs across five colleges at USC since 1993 and has served as Director of the USC Language Academy Intensive English Program, Executive Director for… Read more >>
Dr. Kristan VenegasKristan Venegas, PhD
Assistant Dean for Strategic Initiatives and Evaluation
Dr. Kristan Venegas is a Professor of Clinical Education and a Research Associate in the Center for Higher Education Policy Analysis at Rossier. She is an expert in the areas of college preparation and planning, higher education, financial aid policy and college advising. Read more >>
Teri AdamsTeri Adams
Assistant Dean of Administration and Finance
Teri Adams is Assistant Dean of Administration and Finance. Her financial career represents a broad spectrum of financial experience at a variety of levels. For the past fifteen years, she has been a part of the USC family, serving previously in the capacity of Senior Business Officer.