Acting Dean for Academic Affairs
Dr. Harriet R. Fayne
Acting Dean for Academic Affairs and the Dean, School of Education
Dr. Harriet (Niki) Fayne is the Interim Provost at Lehman College, City University of New York. Reporting directly to the President, Dr. Fayne is the College's chief academic officer, working with key personnel across campus to ensure that students receive high quality instruction and that faculty members have the resources necessary to be productive teacher-scholars.
For the past five years, Dr. Harriet R. Fayne has served as the dean of the School of Education. In that capacity, she has led initiatives to reform teacher preparation, showcase practitioner inquiry, build community partnerships, and foster institutional growth. Prior to accepting an appointment at Lehman, she spent sixteen years as Education Department Chair before becoming the inaugural dean of the School of Professional Studies at Otterbein University in Westerville Ohio. She has authored or co-authored articles and book chapters that focus on teacher education redesign and regularly presents her work at international and national conferences. Dr. Fayne holds a B.A. with a major in American Studies from Barnard College, a M.A.T. in Social Studies Education from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in educational psychology from Columbia University.
Campus phone: 718-960-8401