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Kenneth P. Monteiro named Dean of College of Ethnic Studies at SF State



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Established leader in academic diversity and equity named after national search

SAN FRANCISCO, July 26, 2006 -- Kenneth P. Monteiro has been named dean of the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University following a nationwide search. He has served as acting dean of the college since 2004. Monteiro is a cognitive psychologist with applied research and training expertise in mental health and education. He is also an authority on literacy and scholastic achievement.

Joining the SF State faculty in 1987, Monteiro became chair of the psychology department in 1994. The San Francisco resident was appointed dean of human relations in 1998. In this role, Monteiro developed models to integrate affirmative action and diversity goals into the mission, planning and strategic objectives of the University. He also served as a member of the Provost's Academic Affairs and Student Affairs councils and on the Vice President for Student Affairs cabinet.

"In his nearly two decades on campus, Ken Monteiro has won the respect of all and the friendship of many. He has repeatedly demonstrated both academic and moral leadership," said SF State President Robert A. Corrigan. "He has the stature, the skills, and the intellectual heft to help lead the College of Ethnic Studies to even greater fulfillment of its important mission."

Monteiro is a contributor and the editor of the book "Ethnicity and Psychology: African-, Asian-, Latino- and Native-American Psychologies." Throughout his career he has consulted on a volunteer basis with many community organizations including the Bayview Hunters Point Foundation, San Francisco AIDS Foundation and San Francisco Mental Health Association.

A native of Onset, Mass., Monteiro is a graduate of Dartmouth College and received a doctorate in human experimental psychology from Stanford University. He previously taught at Rutgers University in New Brunswick and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Monteiro is a member of the American Psychological Association and has served on the board of the Association of Black Psychologists.

SF State is the only masters-level public university serving the counties of San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin. The University enrolls about 29,000 students each year and graduates about 7,000 annually. With nationally acclaimed programs in a range of fields -- from creative writing, cinema and biology to history, broadcast and electronic communication arts, theatre arts and ethnic studies -- the University's more than 150,000 graduates have contributed to the economic, cultural and civic fabric of San Francisco and beyond.


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