Andrew Shean, EdD - Executive Dean
College of Education
Dr. Andrew Shean joined the Ashford University team in 2011. As Executive Dean of the College of Education, Dr. Shean is responsible for academic, curricular, and co-curricular policies, as well as the academic programs of the college. His duties include coordination of campus deans, chairpersons, and faculty in various academic environments, and interaction with accreditation agencies. He supports the University provost and president in the achievement of University goals. Before assuming the position of Executive Dean, Dr. Shean was an Associate Professor in Ashford’s College of Education and the Council Chair for Ashford’s Education Leadership and Technology program. Prior to joining Ashford University, Dr. Shean was an Administrator in the Poway Unified School District, leading the district’s initiative to develop an online education program and being named Poway Unified School District Teacher of the Year. He has held faculty positions at Alliant International University, has taught at Chapman University and Palomar Community College, and was an Academic Dean at Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth. He has been a keynote speaker at many educational presentations and conferences. Dr. Shean earned his Doctor of Educational Leadership and Management degree from Alliant International University. He holds an MA in Education and a BA in Sociology from the University of Northern Colorado.