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Introducing Dean Micheal Sayler

Micheal Sayler

Micheal Sayler, Dean, EMU College of Education

Micheal Sayler joined Eastern Michigan University as dean of the College of Education on June 1, 2015.

Sayler served as senior associate dean at University of North Texas since 2011, and served as associate dean there since 2002.

“We are very pleased that Dr. Sayler has joined Eastern Michigan University,” said Provost Kim Schatzel. “He brings an outstanding background in preparing future leaders in the education and human services fields. He also has a genuine warmth for Eastern and an understanding of the important role that the Eastern Michigan University College of Education has played since the University was founded as a school for educators in 1849.”

Similar to Eastern Michigan University, education was the founding college of the University of North Texas in 1890.

"I'm excited and honored to accept this opportunity at Eastern Michigan," said Sayler. "The College of Education has an excellent national reputation and outstanding faculty who bring great expertise into the classroom every single day. I look forward to working with the faculty and students, and with families, schools and the community to continue the wonderful legacy of one of the finest colleges of education in the nation.”

Sayler, a native of South Dakota, earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education from St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minn., and his master's and doctoral degrees in educational psychology from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. Before becoming associate dean at University of North Texas in 2002, he served as associate and assistant professor there for 12 years. Sayler’s research interests include educational psychology, and gifted students and their emotional needs and wellbeing.