Afra A. Hersi

Dean of School of Education at Loyola University Maryland

A professor in literacy teacher education, Afra Ahmed Hersi, Ph.D., joined the Loyola faculty in 2007. She has served as department chair of teacher education and as program director for the literacy graduate program. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies and Secondary Education from Radford University, a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Boston College, and her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction: Language, Literacy, and Learning from Boston College. Dr. Hersi has published extensively in the areas of teacher education and culturally and linguistically responsive/humanizing practice in literacy and STEM education. As interim dean, Dr. Hersi oversee all aspects of graduate and undergraduate education in the School of Education.


  • Dean of School of Education

    Current role

  • Interim Dean of School of Education

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