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Executive Council

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Executive Council

Dean Pedro A. NogueraPedro A. Noguera
Dean, Emery Stoops and Joyce King Stoops Dean’s Chair in Education

Dean Pedro A. Noguera is the Emery Stoops and Joyce King Stoops Dean of the USC Rossier School of Education. Prior to coming to USC Noguera served as a professor at UC Berkeley, Harvard University, New York University and UCLA. He is the author of 13 books. His most recent books are The Crisis of Connection: Roots, Consequences and Solutions with Niobe Way, Carol Gilligan and Alisha Ali (2018) and Race, Equity and Education: Sixty Years From Brown with Jill Pierce and Roey Ahram (2015).

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.

Tabitha CourtneyTabitha Courtney
Assistant Dean and Executive Director of Strategic Enrollment Services

Tabitha Courtney is the Assistant Dean and Executive Director of Strategic Enrollment Services. Courtney’s career in higher education spans nearly 20 years having worked at universities in Ohio and Arizona at the undergraduate and graduate level before joining USC Rossier in January 2018, serving as the Director of Admission and Scholarships. She earned her MA from Bowling Green State University in College Student Personnel and her BA from Bluffton University in Communication.

Robert A. FilbackRobert A. "Rob" Filback, PhD
Professor of Clinical Education

Rob Filback, PhD is professor of clinical education and chair of the Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MAT—TESOL) program. His areas of focus include international education, language teacher preparation, online and technology enhanced learning and creativity and innovation in education.
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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 Richard T. Cooper and Mary Catherine Cooper Chair in Public School Administration 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 in schools.
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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 online Master’s degree program in school leadership.
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Wendy E. ShattuckWendy E. Shattuck
Assistant Dean and Executive Director of Communications

Wendy E. Shattuck is Assistant Dean and Executive Director of Communications. Her experience includes leadership and management in higher education, technology, and general business settings and includes communications work with two prior schools of education. She joined Rossier from University of Redlands, where, as Chief Communications Officer, she worked to advance the private liberal arts institution and its graduate and professional education programs. Wendy holds a Master of Liberal Arts from Stanford University and a B.A. from Brown University.

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 specializes in studying school operation and performance, curriculum reform, urban school reform, and school leadership.
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