KEARNEY – Sheryl Feinstein is the new dean of the College of Education at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Feinstein currently is on a Fulbright scholarship in Moldova, which will delay her start at UNK until May 2015. She is replacing Ed Scantling, who has been dean of education at UNK since 2006. Scantling has returned to the faculty ranks and will continue as dean until Feinstein’s arrival.
She has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Northern Iowa, a master’s in elementary education from Northern State University and doctor of education in curriculum and instruction from the University of South Dakota.
Feinstein’s professional experience includes work in public school systems in Aberdeen, S.D., and Luverne, Minn., as well as the University of South Dakota.
She has held several leadership roles at Augustana College and in the Sioux Falls community.
Feinstein is widely published, with numerous books and journal articles to her credit. Her work – which includes the book “The Brain and Strength Based School Leadership” – integrates elements of leadership and cognitive processes.
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