Winthrop University: College of Education - Dean's Office Contacts

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College of Education

Dean's Office Contacts

The Dean's Office in the Richard W. Riley College of Education provides administrative support and serves to facilitate the work of the faculty and staff and ensure the best possible academic experience for our students. The office serves the College and the University by participating in local, state, and national educational communities. The Dean is the chief academic administrator of the College and is responsible for the personnel and program administration of the College. She is assisted by Associate Deans Beth Costner and Lisa Johnson and Dr. Shawnna Helf, Director Graduate Studies.


Rakestraw, Jennie

Dr. Jennie Rakestraw
Dean of the College of Education


Costner, Beth

Dr. Beth Costner
Associate Dean and Director of Student Academic Services


Johnson, Lisa

Dr. Lisa Johnson
Associate Dean and Director of the Jim and Sue Rex Institute 

Helf, Shawnna

Dr. Shawnna Helf
Director Graduate Studies and Professor of Literacy

Collins, Ronda
Ms. Ronda Collins
Executive Support Specialist


Davis, Alan

Mr. Alan Davis

Director of Research and Assessment

Park, Kathie
Ms. Kathie Park
Budget Analyst/Building Manager

Rawls, Jane
Ms. Jane Rawls
Administrative Assistant


Tough, Chris
Ms. Chris Tough
Administrative Assistant 

Last Updated: 6/23/20