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NEW! Boilermaker Educator BookGuide

College’s Gift-Giving Guide: 2022 Best Books for Kids 

Looking for a gift for your children or grandchildren that doesn’t get old and doesn’t require batteries but does stimulate their brains? Give a good book! Here are recommendations from three Purdue University College of Education professors.

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A Message From the Dean

Phillip J. VanFossen
Interim Dean, and Ackerman Distinguished Professor

I am honored and humbled to be asked to serve as the Interim Dean of the College of Education.  I have been blessed to have a variety of experiences over my 25 years at Purdue, and I will draw on all of these in continuing to move the College forward as we leverage the momentum we have built with our Innovation Initiative (I2 )–a cutting-edge educator-preparation program that has transformed our teacher education programs—as well as our other highly successful, nationally-ranked programs across both departments.

Indeed, I look forward to working with faculty, staff, and students across the entire College to support the outstanding work being done across all of our program areas, and to ensure our Ieffort is successful. 

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