Mantle-Bromley Named Idaho Education Dean

Thursday, April 15 2010

Written by Tania Thompson

MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho has appointed Corinne Mantle-Bromley as dean of the College of Education. She has been serving as interim associate education dean at Washington State University and will take up the Idaho post on July 12.

"Cori brings a passion for education that is truly forward-looking and aligned with the vision that the college and the University of Idaho have for the 21st century," said Provost Doug Baker. "Her perceptiveness, global awareness, community-building expertise and her commitment to the distinctiveness of a land-grant institution all make her the right choice for Idaho."

Mantle-Bromley said she is eager to continue the college's work.

"With the dedicated faculty and staff, the demonstrated ability to deliver excellent programs from three locations, and an alumni network that crosses the state and the nation, I know that we can deliver excellence and value to students, the University of Idaho, and the state – both now and in the future," said Mantle-Bromley.

Prior to her appointment as interim association education dean at WSU, she served as professor and chair at that university's teaching and learning department. She also served as a research professor and associate director of Teacher Education and director of undergraduate initiatives at the University of Washington's College of Education; as executive vice president for the Seattle-based nonprofit Institute for Educational Inquiry; as assistant and associate professor in Colorado State University's College of Education; and as assistant professor of curriculum and instruction at the University of Kansas College of Education.

"The challenges we face, both in Idaho and across the country, are considerable. The opportunities for the College of Education to make a difference are just as great," said Mantle-Bromley. "I look forward to meeting with and learning from the state’s education leaders, those who serve in government and the college’s alumni to ensure that the College of Education continues to provide strong leadership."

She earned a bachelor of arts degree in Spanish from Utah State University, a master of arts in education degree in secondary education from the University of Idaho, and a doctorate in education from the University of Idaho. She also has studied Spanish language, Hispanic literature and culture at Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Colombia; at Instituto de Idiomas, Mexico; and Instituto de Filologia Hispanica, in Saltillo, Mexico.

She succeeds Dean Paul Rowland who stepped down to head the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. Associate professor Jerry McMurtry has been serving as interim dean.
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About the University of Idaho
The University of Idaho helps students to succeed and become leaders. Its land-grant mission furthers innovative scholarly and creative research to grow Idaho's economy and serve a statewide community. From its main campus in Moscow, Idaho, to 70 research and academic locations statewide, U-Idaho emphasizes real-world application as part of its student experience. U-Idaho combines the strength of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities. It is home to the Vandals. For information, visit