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Interim Dean of the College of Education

May 23, 2024

Dr. Esther Ntuli, Associate Dean of the College of Education, has accepted the role of Interim Dean of the College of Education. Dr. Ntuli will assume the interim position July 1.

Dr. Ntuli joined the Department of Teaching & Educational Studies (TES) in 2011. She was tenured and promoted to associate professor in 2017, followed by her appointment as department chair of TES in 2018. In 2022, Dr. Ntuli was promoted to professor and associate dean of the College of Education. 

Dr. Ntuli’s research interests encompass technology integration in classrooms, teacher education, assessment, and culturally responsive education. Throughout her career, she has led and actively participated in numerous department, college, and university committees. In 2020, she co-organized the inaugural College of Education Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Conference, creating a platform to discuss equity and inclusion strategies for educators, families, and students. During her tenure as department chair of TES, in 2021-2022, she co-led the successful CAEP accreditation process for the College’s teacher education programs.

Dr. Ntuli has also made significant contributions to her professional organizations. She has served as an editorial board member and a peer reviewer for several research journals focused on teaching and learning with technology, teacher education, and early childhood education. Additionally, she has been a senior committee review member for the International Academic Forum and a Board Member of the ISTE Affiliate Wyoming Technology-Engagement-Curriculum Connection Conference. Her scholarly output includes six scholarly books on technology integration in the classroom and more than 20 peer-reviewed journal articles. In Idaho, she has provided i-STEM professional development to K-3 educators and organized ISU College of Education K-5 STEM camps for young children. Dr. Ntuli has served as an external reviewer for doctoral dissertations at the University of Pretoria and the University of South Africa. In acknowledgement of her outstanding achievements as a teacher, researcher, and leader she received the College of Education’s 2020 Faculty Excellence Award and was named a finalist for the 2021 East Idaho Women of Influence in the area of education.

I am grateful to Dr. Ntuli for her willingness to step into this leadership role at this time, and have complete confidence in her ability to continue to move the college forward.  She is an accomplished scholar, committed leader, and she enjoys the trust and confidence of all she works with.  

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Ntuli in her new leadership role!

Dr. Adam Bradford
Interim Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs



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