Thursday, August 12, 2010

UI&U Welcomes Dan Lerner, Ph.D., the new Dean of the Vermont Academic Centers

MONTPELIER, VT – Union Institute & University (UI&U), a non-profit, private university with academic centers in Brattleboro and Montpelier that offers degree programs designed for the busy adult, is proud to announce that Daniel Lerner, Ph.D., has been hired as dean of the Vermont Academic Centers.
Lerner brings to the Montpelier Academic Center many years of teaching and administrative experience.
After earning his bachelor’s degree from Duke University he served as an admissions officer at his alma mater before pursuing his doctorate at Michigan State University (MSU). He earned his Ph.D. in United States History from MSU in 2002 and moved to Binghamton University (SUNY), where he served as assistant professor of history education and as co-director of the Center for the Teaching of American History. In Lerner’s years as Co-Director, the Center received multiple million dollar grants to develop and deliver a wide variety of professional development programs for hundreds of middle- and high-school social studies teachers in southern and central New York.”

In 2006, Lerner became the associate dean of Arts & Sciences at Grand Rapids Community College in Grand Rapids, MI, a comprehensive community college that enrolls approximately 30,000 students. There he oversaw four academic departments, an art gallery, a laboratory preschool, and more than 100 faculty. Lerner was also a founding member of the advisory board for the Michigan Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.

In addition to his administrative experience, Lerner has taught numerous courses at Michigan State University, Duke University, Binghamton University, Grand Rapids Community College, and the University of Vermont.

For more information or to schedule an interview with Dr. Lerner please contact Nicole Hamilton, UI&U public relations manager at 800-486-9968 or

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