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CSULB College of Education Announces Dr. Shireen Pavri Selected as Dean.

Dr. Shireen Pavri is currently the Interim Dean of the College of Education and Professor of Special Education at California State University, Long Beach. She served as Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research in the College of Education from 2008- 2015.
Prior to her roles in the Dean’s Office, Dr. Pavri coordinated the Education Specialist Preliminary Credential program and the Master of Science program in Special Education at CSULB.  She has been actively engaged in program development and is interested in promoting clinical models for educator preparation. Dr. Pavri’s expertise and research interests are in the areas of preparing teachers to facilitate the social and emotional functioning of all students including students with disabilities, and the effective assessment of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.  She has published and presented widely on these topics, with over 50 scholarly presentations and 30 scholarly publications. She has also served as Principal Investigator on 10 federal, state, and foundation grants.  
 As Dean of the College of Education, Dr. Pavri plans to further the excellent educator preparation programs and student-centered services in the College. The faculty and staff in the College of Education enthusiastically welcome Dr. Pavri as Dean and look forward to working toward a shared vision of inclusive excellence.