Union Institute & University Hires Dan Lerner as Dean of Vermont Academic Centers

Lerner brings experience in his new role as dean
By: Nicole Hamilton
Aug. 23, 2010 - PRLog -- MONTPELIER & BRATTLEBORO, 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 and Brattleboro Academic Centers 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.  

Since 2001 Dan and his wife, Ann, have traveled to Vermont to teach, vacation, and explore the cultural byways of the Green Mountain State.   They now reside in a small town near Burlington with their two young children and a Labrador retriever.

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 Nicole.hamilton@myunion.edu.

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Union Institute & University is a private, accredited university that has, since 1964, redefined higher education by placing learners at the center of their own education. Union serves more than 2000, self-motivated, socially conscious adults in rigorous faculty- mentored programs without interrupting professional, family, and community commitments. UI&U offers individualized programs of study leading to the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees. In addition to its distance learning programs, academic centers are located in Cincinnati (OH), Los Angeles and Sacramento (CA), Miami (FL), and in Montpelier and Brattleboro (VT).
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