Dr. Rebecca West Burns Named Dean of the College of Education

Dr. Rebecca West Burns, Dean of the College of Education

April  25, 2023

KUTZTOWN, Pa. – Dr. Rebecca West Burns has been named dean of the College of Education at Kutztown University, effective Aug. 1. A Berks County native, Burns brings 20 years of teaching and leadership experience in education to KU.

“Dr. Burns rose to the top of a national search due to her strong background in teacher education,” said Dr. Lorin Basden Arnold, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. “She has served as an endowed professor, director of Clinical Practice and Educational Partnerships and coordinated both graduate and undergraduate programs, as well as having years of experience as an educator at the university level and in the public school system. Her work building collaborative partnerships with k-12 districts and extensive scholarly record in clinical and classroom pedagogy will be important assets to our university and the college. I’m so pleased to welcome her as a colleague.”