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Outgoing CCGA President named Dean of ETSU Clemmer College of Education
Posted 05/17/2017 12:15PM

Brunswick, GA – East Tennessee State University released the following press release on current CCGA President Gregory Aloia:

Dr. Gregory F. Aloia, a professor and academic leader for many years, is the new dean of the Clemmer College of Education at East Tennessee State University. He assumes the deanship July 1.

"Dr. Aloia is a widely respected and experienced educator who will serve the Clemmer College of Education well," said Dr. Bert C. Bach, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at ETSU. "He brings a reputation as an energetic and successful administrator, and he has an unusually rich and broad scope of experience. He has served previously as a faculty member, as a department chair, as a dean and as a president at two institutions."

Aloia has been president of College of Coastal Georgia since 2013. Prior to that, he spent five years as president and professor at Concord University in Athens, West Virginia. From 2001-2008, he was dean of the College of Education and professor of special education at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton.

He previously held faculty and administrative positions at State University of New York – Geneseo, Arkansas State University and Illinois State University, where he was named "Educator of the Year" by the Student Education Association.

Aloia holds a B.A. in history from St. Mary's College (Moraga, California) and a Ph.D. degree in special education at the University of California, Riverside. He is a member of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Phi Delta Kappa, Council for Exceptional Children and the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

Among the publications where his research and scholarly writings have been published are The Educational Journal for Physical and Multiple Disabilities, Journal of Asia-Pacific Special Education, Advances in special education: Multicultural education for exceptional learners and Teaching Exceptional Children. He has also presented at a number of national and regional association meetings, including the National Association of Laboratory Schools, International Conference of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, National Association of School Psychologists and the International Conference on College Teaching and Learning, among others.

Aloia's work has been funded by the Pew Foundation, Annenberg Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Illinois State Board of Education/LaGrange Area Department of Special Education, and the U.S. Department of Education.

Contact: Brittany Tate

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