Binghamton University announces new education dean


 BINGHAMTON, NY -- Binghamton University President Lois B. DeFleur and Provost Mary Ann Swain have announced that S.G. Grant will serve as the new dean of the School of Education at Binghamton University.

Grant, now Associate Dean of Teacher Education and Chair of the Department of Learning and Instruction at the University at Buffalo, will assume his new post on July 1. He received his doctorate in disciplinary knowledge and policy from Michigan State University in 1994, and earned his master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Maine.

“We’re delighted to welcome Dr. Grant to Binghamton University,” President Lois B. DeFleur said. “We are confident that he will lead the School of Education to still higher levels of excellence in teaching, research, and scholarship.”

Grant, who has earned numerous honors for his teaching and research, received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Teaching in 2006 and the Dean’s Apple Award for Service to GSE from the University at Buffalo in 2005.

“Dr. Grant’s scholarly work sits at the center of the national debate on improving K-12 education,” said Provost Swain. “His research insights, record of teaching excellence, and administrative experience will contribute greatly to his ability to work with our excellent faculty, staff, and students to advance excellence in the now independent School of Education.”

Grant has written extensively on issues related to teaching and learning and his research in the field of social studies/history education culminated in two recent books:  History Lessons: Teaching, Learning, and Testing in U.S. High School Classrooms (2003; Lawrence Erlbaum Associates), which won the 2004 Exemplary Research in Social Studies Award from the National Council for the Social Studies; and Measuring History: Cases of State-Level Testing Across the United States (2006; Information Age Publishing).

The School of Education at Binghamton University offers graduate degree programs in Childhood Education, Adolescence Education, Literacy Education, and Special Education, as well as Educational Studies. For more details, visit

Last Updated: 9/17/13