The University of Lethbridge Board of Governors has approved Dr. Craig Loewen as Dean of the Faculty of Education for a five-year term effective July 1, 2017.
“The reputation of the University of Lethbridge’s Faculty of Education is second to none and Dr. Loewen’s stewardship of this faculty has been impressive,” says Provost and Vice-President (Academic) Dr. Andy Hakin. “The education landscape in Alberta and beyond is evolving constantly and I am confident that Dr. Loewen will continue to position the Faculty of Education as a leader in meeting these challenges for the benefit of the communities we serve.”
Loewen is a long serving faculty member, U of L alumnus (BEd ’84) and mathematics education expert whose research includes how students learn and how teachers can promote and enrich student learning. He holds a Masters of Education (1987) and a PhD in Philosophy (1992), both from the University of Alberta.
Loewen has been recognized by his peers at the University and in the education community for his efforts to be an excellent teacher and mentor. He has received the U of L's Distinguished Teaching Award, and the Educational Research Award from the Alberta Teachers’ Association, which acknowledged his involvement in pre-service and in-service mathematics education.
Additionally, he was appointed a Friend of the Mathematics Council of the Alberta Teachers’ Association and was inducted into the University of Lethbridge Alumni Honour Society in 2011.
Loewen first served as interim dean of the Faculty in 2010, before being appointed as dean in 2012.