Huffman named Dean of Cameron University School of Education & Behavioral Sciences

Lisa Huffman, Ph.D., has been selected as Cameron University’s Dean of the School of Education and Behavioral Sciences. The University of Oklahoma, Cameron University and Rogers State University Board of Regents approved Huffman’s appointment earlier today.  Huffman will assume her role as dean effective July 28.

photo of Lisa Huffman“Dr. Huffman’s brings extensive academic and administrative experience to Cameron University,” says Ronna Vanderslice, Vice President for Academic Affairs. “She will be a tremendous asset for the students, staff and faculty of Cameron’s School of Education and Behavioral Sciences.”

Huffman will serve as the chief academic and administrative officer for the School of Education & Behavioral Sciences, making recommendations on curriculum, faculty development, personnel and budget. Cameron’s School of Education & Behavioral Sciences offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs and is composed of three academic departments: Education, Psychology, and Health and Physical Education.

Huffman comes to Cameron from Ball State University, where she has been a faculty member since 1999, most recently as Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology. Additionally, she served as department chair for five years, where she oversaw curricular development and accreditation reviews, personnel hiring and annual reviews, student affairs, departmental budgeting and long-term fiscal planning, marketing, and outreach and community building efforts. In that role, she led successful accreditation reviews by the American Psychological Association, National Association of School Psychologists and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Huffman holds a doctorate in lifespan developmental psychology with an emphasis in cognitive and child development from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), where she also earned a Master of Arts in Developmental Psychology. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Purdue University. She was also a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UAB’s Department of Psychology & Civitan International Research Center.

Huffman’s research and teaching experience combine child development, psychology and education. She serves as a reviewer for numerous national academic journals and led the Midwestern Association of Teachers of Educational Psychology as both president and vice-president.

She has been honored with the Outstanding Teaching Award from Teachers College at Ball State University and with the Outstanding Alumni Service Award from the Department of Psychology at UAB.


June 23, 2014