Paul Alberto Named As New Dean For Georgia State’s College of Education

Dr. Paul Alberto, interim dean of Georgia State University’s College of Education since 2012, has been appointed dean of the college following a national search.

Alberto, a Regents’ Professor in Intellectual Disabilities, has led the college’s adoption of a seven-year strategic plan that sets a strong course for the future in research, student recruitment and learning, and collaboration.

“Paul Alberto is a highly respected researcher with a proven record of excellent leadership,” said Provost Risa Palm. “I am confident Dr. Alberto will take the College of Education to the next level in its reputation and prominence.”
Alberto received his bachelor’s degree in sociology from Hunter College, a master’s degree in mental retardation from Fordham University and a doctor’s degree in severe disabilities from Georgia State.

After graduating from Georgia State in 1976, he joined the College of Education faculty as an assistant professor of special education. He was later promoted to associate professor and then full professor. In addition to teaching special education courses, he was director of the university’s Bureau for Students with Multiple and Severe Disabilities program, chaired the university’s Senate executive committee for eight years and co-chaired the university’s strategic planning committee.