Meet Our Dean

Dr. Brooke Kandel, Dean

Dr. Brooke Kandel serves as Dean and Professor in the College of Education at Butler University, where she collaborates with colleagues and community partners to expand and diversify the Indiana educator pipeline, to prepare excellent educators and advocates to serve youth and communities, and to ensure every student can thrive. Previously, Brooke has worked as an immigrant advocate in the court system, an ESL and bilingual K-12 and adult educator, and a Senior Research Associate at the State of Texas Education Research Center. She earned her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M University, and her scholarly interests include culturally and linguistically sustaining practices, school-family-community engagement, ESL teacher professional development, and teacher leadership. Brooke’s scholarship has been published in books and journals including Multicultural Education, Theory into Practice, Educational Forum, and The Oxford Encyclopedia of Global Perspectives on Teacher Education.  She is a Fellow of the Desmond Tutu Center for Peace, Reconciliation, and Global Justice.  Brooke is most energized when she is collaborating with and learning from children, youth, and educators.