Dr. José Luis Alvarado will be dean of Fordham University’s Graduate School of Education, effective July 1, 2021.
Alvarado has served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Cal State Los Angeles, the founding dean of the College of Education at California State University Monterey Bay, and associate dean of the College of Education at San Diego State University.
“Vision setting and goal setting about the school’s direction need to have a collective understanding among the administration and faculty,” said Alvarado. “One area of emphasis is the need for interdisciplinary work or cross-pollination of disciplines. For example, students specializing in special education need to interact with students in school psychology and general education. This is what they will be doing in the real-world setting.”