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Dr. Roberta Maso-Fleischman

My name is Roberta Maso-Fleischman, Ph.D. and I am the Dean of the College of Education at United States University.

I was born in Italy. My family immigrated to Venezuela, where I grew up. After obtaining a BS in Psychology from the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, I became involved in the field of Special Education and became Director of AVEPANE’s Sheltered Workshop for Young Adults with Special Needs. Subsequently, I became involved in public education and, as Director of EDEX in Caracas, I developed courses for municipal elementary school teachers stressing democracy in the classroom;   I also developed educational programs for low-income parents whose children were in municipal schools. While at Stanford University I obtained an MA in Education, MA in Anthropology and a Ph.D. in International Development Education. As Dean of the School of Education at USU, I am passionate about diversity, multicultural perspectives, social justice, in-depth knowledge, critical inquiry, academic rigor and assessment.