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Terri Pigott, PhD named School of Education Dean

Terri Pigott, PhD named School of Education Dean

Dr. Terri Pigott, has been appointed by Interim President, John Pelissero, PhD,  as the Dean of the School of Education.  Dr. Pigott 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 and Interim Dean on November 1, 2014. Interim Provost, Sam Attoh, PhD remarked, “I have seen Dr. Pigott's commitment to the School of Education and her focus on teacher preparation firsthand, and I am confident we picked the right leader for the school at a very important time. As statistics continue to show the need for more educators at both the local and national level, I know that Dr. Pigott will continue to move the school forward, remaining true to its focus on students' academic, spiritual, and social formation".

Dr. Terri 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.

Terri’s research interests center on meta-analysis, a statistical technique for synthesizing research across studies.  She is the Methods Editor for the Campbell Collaboration, an international organization that supports the production and dissemination of systematic reviews on social interventions. She serves on the editorial boards of Psychological Methods, Psychological Bulletin, and Elementary School Journal.  In addition to her service to the School of Education, Terri’s University service includes work on the recent HLC University Accreditation Committee, 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).

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