Dr. Craig S. Edelbrock became dean of the College of Continuing Studies at The University of Alabama in January, 2015. Prior to coming to UA, Edelbrock was at Penn State University where he served as chancellor of the School of Graduate Professional Studies, associate dean of the Graduate School, and professor of human development and family studies since 2008.
"Dr. Edelbrock's record of achievement in developing innovative and effective education and training programs is outstanding," said UA Interim Provost Joe Benson about Edelbrock’s appointment. "We look forward to his leadership and vision for our College of Continuing Studies."
"I am thrilled to be joining UA during this extraordinary period of growth. I am looking forward to the College continuing its long tradition of innovation in extending UA resources to ever wider populations of students," Edelbrock said.
UA's College of Continuing Studies offers a wide variety of degree and non-degree programs through flexible learning formats, both by distance and on-campus; professional development and training programs; environmental and industrial programs; and numerous conferences, workshops and other programs.
Edelbrock served as associate dean of the graduate school at the University of Georgia from 2005-2008 and as associate department head and professor-in-charge of graduate studies at Penn State from 2001-2005.
His previous positions included director of research and associate professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Massachusetts and assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of numerous reports and academic publications.
Edelbrock holds a doctorate from Oregon State University and a bachelor's degree from Western Washington State College.