About Dean Heller
Welcome to the Dean’s site! Donald E. Heller became the sixth dean of the Michigan State University College of Education in January 2012. He leads a vibrant community of scholars, students and staff members who are prepared to meet many of the toughest challenges in education and kinesiology. Also a faculty member in the Department of Educational Administration, Dean Heller’s own teaching and research has focused on issues of higher education policy, economics and finance. Before coming to MSU, he was a professor of education at Penn State University and director of its Center for the Study of Higher Education. Dean Heller has been particularly interested in studying college access and choice for low-income and minority students.