The University of South Dakota’s School of Education has a new dean. Donald Easton-Brooks has been on the job for a month. He comes to Vermillion from Eastern Oregon University, where he served as professor and dean of the Colleges of Business and Education for two years.
Easton-Brooks received his master’s degree in early childhood special education at the University of Colorado at Denver and earned his doctorate in education leadership and innovation from UC-Denver. Easton-Brooks’ research and scholarship includes urban education, ethnic-matching of students and teachers, minority education and teacher diversity. Since 1996 Easton-Brooks worked as an instructor and a lecturer in the fields of human development, health and human services and sociology at several colleges and universities. He served as assistant professor of education at the University of North Texas and as associate professor at Hamline University in St. Paul before becoming a full professor at Eastern Oregon.
Donald Easton Brooks joined Dakota Midday and shared his vision for USD's School of Education.