Dr. Arlene Sacks
Arlene Sacks

Dean

arlene.sacks@myunion.edu

Arlene Sacks has been in an administrative and professorial role with the Union Institute & University for over 16 years. Prior to this, she has been an academic administrator on the graduate level at St. Thomas University and Barry University, both located in Miami, Florida in the field of education.

Dr. Sacks studies and presents on educational issues that are interdisciplinary as well as advocates for an inclusive view of leadership and educational practices. Her doctoral degree which focused on curriculum and instruction and educational psychology provides a basis for viewing education as an opportunity to modify and balance views regarding educational reform. This would include all involved in education and related fields to understand the concepts of inclusion and teacher leaders which support the university's mission of social justice. She works closely with national and state accreditation and standards boards to promote ethical and realistic views of the field of education.

Dr. Sacks has published and presented internationally and nationally on issues such as leadership, social justice, assessment, educational law and policy, and special education. She has just published the second edition of her text on Special Education and presented at the International Leadership Association, International Association of Special Education and the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards, Higher Education Initiative.

Dr. Sacks has published and presented internationally and nationally on issues such as leadership, social justice, assessment, educational law and policy, and special education. She has just published the second edition of her text on Special Education and presented at the International Leadership Association, International Association of Special Education and the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards, Higher Education Initiative.

As Dean, Dr. Sacks supervises the Doctoral Program in Education and the Master's Degree operating in Vermont and Florida. Her emphasis on faculty development and training includes curricula, assessment, and instructional technology of programs currently being offered as well as programs in development.