Leif Gustavson

Leif Gustavson, College of Education dean

Leif Gustavson has been named dean of the Pacific University College of Education. He will succeed Mark Ankeny, who continues to serve as vice president for enrollment management and student affairs. Gustavson comes to Pacific from Arcadia University in Glenside, Pa., where he was an assistant professor, then associate professor. He served as chair of the Arcadia Education Department from 2010 to 2012 and as interim dean starting in 2012. As interim dean, he oversaw the transition from a department of education to a school of education. He is a strong proponent of K-12 and university partnerships and also initiated global teaching fieldwork experiences for Arcadia students. He earned his PhD in education from the University of Pennsylvania.