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  • David Chard, Ph.D.

    David Chard, Ph.D.

    Dean ad Interim, Boston University

    Dr. Chard became dean ad interim of Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development on June 1, 2018. He was previously president of Wheelock College before its merger with Boston University. Prior to that, Dr. Chard served as dean of the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development at Southern Methodist University (SMU), where he created a strategic vision focused on undergraduate and graduate programs built on evidence-based practices.
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    Dr. Chard has held faculty positions at Boston University and the University of Texas at Austin, and served as associate dean in the College of Education at the University of Oregon. At Oregon, he oversaw curriculum and academic programs in the College of Education. He is a member of the International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities, and has served in leadership roles in numerous professional organizations. Prior to his becoming dean, Dr. Chard was an active researcher focused on studying instructional practices that are most effective at meeting the needs of students with learning disabilities. In addition, he is the author of numerous instructional programs on early literacy and language arts and has been a classroom teacher.
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