Figliano named Dean of College of Education at Troy University

Dr. Figliano is congratulated after Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor, announced he would serve as the Dean of the College of Education.

Dr. Figliano is congratulated after Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor, announced he would serve as the Dean of the College of Education.

Dr. Fred Figliano has been named Dean of Troy University’s College of Education.

The announcement was made by Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor, during Thursday’s Board of Trustees meeting. Dr. Figliano has served as interim dean of the college since June 2023.

“I am pleased to announce that after a national search, we have named Dr. Figliano as our Dean to lead the College of Education,” Dr. Hawkins said. “Troy University was founded in 1887 as a teachers’ college, and that legacy of graduating quality education professionals to serve in classrooms throughout Alabama and beyond continues today. I believe the leadership Dr. Figliano will continue to provide will serve our students, faculty and our University well.”

Dr. Figliano has served as Interim Dean since June of 2023.

Prior to becoming interim dean, Dr. Figliano served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Strategic Initiatives for the College of Education.

Dr. Figliano first joined Troy University in 2011 as an adjunct faculty member before becoming a member of the full-time faculty in 2014 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Teacher Education. He served as Chair of the Department of Teacher Education from 2019 to 2021.

Dr. Figliano was a Troy University Chancellor’s Fellow in 2021, and, in 2018, was among the Leaders to Watch as selected by the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association. In 2022, he was selected to participate in the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ Emerging Leaders Program.

Dr. Figliano earned a bachelor’s degree in technology education from The College of New Jersey in 2006, a Master’s of Education (2007) and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Integrative STEM Education (2011), both from Virginia Tech. He also holds a Certificate in Integrative Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education from Virginia Tech.

“I am honored to be given the opportunity to lead the College of Education,” Dr. Figliano said. “We have incredible faculty and staff who are passionate about serving our students and making a difference in their lives. I am confident that, as a team, we will continue to set the standard for excellence and achieve even greater success in the future.”

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