Sheryl Feinstein new College of Education dean

 KEARNEY – Sheryl Feinstein is the new dean of the College of Education at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

sheryl-feinsteinFeinstein currently is chair of the Education Department at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D., where she is tenured and holds the rank of professor. She has been at Augustana College since 1999.

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.


Writer: Todd Gottula, Director of Communications, 308.865.8454,

Contact: Charles Bicak, Sr. Vice Chancellor Academic & Student Affairs, 308.865.8209,

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  1. Dr. Feinstein:
    I am a retired Speech/Language Pathologist interested in dyslexia. Many states are enacting laws so their teachers and administrators know how to spot dyslexia in the schools. It is important to identify children with reading and spelling difficulties as young as kindergarten or first grade. Do you have a course that helps future teachers of any level that addresses this learning disability?

    Peggy McDaniel
    Dyslexia Consultant and Screener

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