Dean and Professor
Gevirtz Graduate School of Education
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4160
Dr. Jane Close Conoley serves as Dean of the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has been Dean since January 2006. Prior to coming to California, Dr. Conoley served as Dean of Education at Texas A&M University for 10 years. From 1976 to 1996 she was also Professor of Psychology at Syracuse University and Texas Woman’s University, and of Educational Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She was the Edith S. Greer Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Nebraska.
Dr. Conoley is the author or editor of 21 books and more than 80 chapters and refereed journal articles. Her areas of primary interest are interventions with children with disabilities—especially serious emotional disturbance and aggressive children and youth—and family intervention.