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Citadel News Service

For Release
Aug. 30, 2004

Dean of education accepts new position; interim dean named

           Dr. Dan T. Ouzts, professor of education, has been named interim dean of The Citadel School of Education. He replaces Dr. Kenneth T. Henson who has been named Distinguished Professor of Education.

           A graduate of the University of South Carolina, Ouzts has served as associate dean for the School of Education for three years and has been on faculty since 1978. He initiated the graduate reading program at The Citadel 26 years ago. He is a former public school reading teacher and school district reading coordinator.

           Ouzts has served as president of the Charleston County Council of the International Reading Association, and he is a recipient of the coveted South Carolina Literacy Award. He currently serves as president of the Bibliotherapy and Reading Special Interest Group of the International Reading Association and coordinates the annual Citadel Summer Reading Program, a remedial reading program for elementary school age students.

           Henson's new teaching and research roles will focus on grant writing and writing for publication. His workshops on these topics have been given on some 300 colleges campuses from coast to coast and his research on writing for publication has appeared biennially in the Phi Delta Kappa for two decades. He served as the first dean of the reorganized School of Education. Henson has also been promoted to colonel in the South Carolina Unorganized Militia.

           Henson is a graduate of Auburn University, the University of Florida and the University of Alabama. He is a Fulbright Scholar and a National Science Foundation Scholar. The Association of Teacher Educators and Wadsworth Publishers named him the nation's Distinguished Teacher Educator in 2000.

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