Dean Deanna Sands, EdD

EdD, Special Education Research and Administration, University of Alabama
MA, Special Education, University of Michigan
BA, Language, and a minor in Social Studies, University of Michigan

Dean, College of Education

Phone: (206) 296-5758

Building/Room: Loyola 500

Sands CV


She brings to Seattle University a distinguished career as a teacher, scholar and administrative leader and comes from a university that shares our commitment to educating the whole person.

Deeply dedicated to diversity and inclusive education, Dr. Sands has devoted much of her career to enhancing educational opportunities for people with disabilities.

As an active and prolific scholar, she has conducted research supported the Institute of Education Sciences and the National Science Foundation.

As an associate dean, a position she has held since 2006, Dr. Sands has expanded UC Denver's collaborative research with community partners, enhanced faculty mentorship initiatives, forged ongoing partnerships with school districts and led the school's doctoral faculty through the development of a new Doctorate of Education program in Leadership for Educational Equity. In 2011, she served as interim dean of the School of Education and Human Development.