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Pigott named Interim Dean of the School of Education

Pigott named Interim Dean of the School of Education

Terri Pigott, PhD, was recently appointed by the Provost as the Interim Dean. Her appointment follows the resignation of Dr. Michael Dantley. Dr. Pigott is no stranger to the school, as she holds an appointment as a full Professor in the Research Methodology program and currently served as the School’s Associate Dean for Faculty. Her accomplishments as a faculty member, and her administrative experience both within the School of Education and the broader University, will serve the School well. 

Dr. Pigott received her B.A in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame and a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Chicago, specializing in Measurement, Evaluation and Statistical Analysis.  She started her academic career at National-Louis University in 1990, and then served as Associate Program Officer at the Spencer Foundation in Chicago from 1996-1998.  She joined Loyola’s School of Education faculty in Research Methodology in the Fall of 1998, becoming an Associate Professor in 2004, and Professor in 2011.  She took on the role of Associate Dean of Faculty on January 1, 2013.

Dr. Pigott’s research interests center on meta-analysis, a statistical technique for synthesizing research across studies.  She currently serves as the Methods Editor for the Campbell Collaboration, an international organization that supports the production and dissemination of systematic reviews on social interventions. Her recent scholarly work includes a book published in 2012, four journal articles in 2013, and a journal article in press, and from 2007 to 2012 Terri served as Co-PI (with Dr. Meng-Jia Wu) on an NSF grant.

In addition to her service to the School of Education, Dr. Pigott’s University service includes a current appointment as Faculty Director of Accreditation, Chair of the Faculty Appeals Committee, a resource member of the Academic  Affairs Committee of the Loyola Board of Trustees, and Vice Chair of the Institutional Review Board for Research with Human Subjects, (2006-2010).