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Loyola University Chicago Names David E. McIntosh as Dean of the School of Education

David McIntosh

CHICAGO – January 19, 2024 

Loyola University Chicago announced today that David E. McIntosh has been appointed as Dean of the School of Education, effective July 1, 2024. 

McIntosh is currently Interim Dean of Teachers College at Ball State University, where he also holds the position of the David and Joanna Meeks Distinguished Professor of Special Education and Professor of Psychology–Educational Psychology. With nearly a quarter century of experience at Ball State, he previously held roles including associate dean of the college, chair of the Department of Special Education, and executive director of the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorder.  

McIntosh is Board Certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology, a Fellow of the American Psychological Association-Division 16, and a Fellow of the American Academy of School Psychology. His leadership roles include serving as President for the American Academy of School Psychology and as President of the American Board of School Psychology. Additionally, he serves as the editor-in-chief of Psychology in the Schools, an interdisciplinary journal that publishes manuscripts focusing on issues confronting schools and children. 

“We are excited to welcome Dean McIntosh into our community,” said Provost Margaret Callahan. “As a devoted scholar, practitioner, faculty member, and administrator, he embodies our Jesuit, Catholic values and the mission of the School of Education through his deep commitment to service in education, particularly in his work with neurodivergent students at all levels.” 

Beyond his work at Ball State, McIntosh publishes extensively in the area of psychological and educational assessment of children and adolescents with learning, emotional, and or disruptive behavior disorders–and the identification and treatment of autism spectrum disorder. He has published more than 70 refereed articles and book chapters in journals such as Psychology in the SchoolsJournal of Educational and Developmental Psychology, and Perspectives on Early Childhood Psychology and Education.

Incoming Dean McIntosh said, “I am honored to join Loyola University Chicago. As educators deeply committed to service and the transformative power of learning, School of Education alumni are a formative part of the fabric of so many communities in Chicagoland and beyond. I look forward to helping lead this renowned school and its students, faculty, and staff toward ever greater heights.” 

Peter J. Schraeder, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and chair of the Search Committee, said, “I am grateful to those who served on the search committee and all faculty, staff, students and alumni who actively participated and shared their insights. The School of Education received a great deal of interest from highly qualified candidates in our national search. We were impressed by Dean McIntosh’s service to others, decades of experience in higher education, and demonstrated personal and professional leadership in the field of school psychology. As a university administrator, his vision is rooted in diversity and inclusion, communication and transparency, strong philanthropic activity, and above all in ensuring student support and success.” 

Prior to joining Ball State, McIntosh held a variety of roles in higher education at the University at Albany-State University of New York, University of Missouri-Columbia, and Oklahoma State University. He also practiced as a school psychologist and therapist. McIntosh holds Master of Arts, Educational Specialist, Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Ball State, and received his undergraduate degree from Hanover College. 


About Loyola University Chicago
Founded in 1870, Loyola University Chicago is one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, with nearly 16,600 students. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy, as well as course locations in Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens), and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois. The University features 15 schools, colleges, and institutes. Ranked a leading national university by U.S. News & World Report, Loyola is also among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations including AmeriCorps and the Carnegie Foundation. To learn more about Loyola, or follow us on Twitter via@LoyolaChicago.

About the School of Education
Established in 1969, the School of Education (SOE) endeavors to advance equity in education in service of social justice. Offering a wide range of degrees including undergraduate, master’s, doctoral, as well as certificate and endorsement programs, SOE prepares teachers, principals, superintendents, psychologists, counselors, methodologists, and higher education professionals to be extraordinary scholar-practitioners, researchers, and change-makers. These future leaders are equipped to dismantle social inequalities in their local and global communities to create more equitable systems. Students receive second-to-none learning opportunities: integrated curriculum linking theory, research, and rigorous field-based experiences; community-driven service and advocacy opportunities; international study at Loyola’s John Felice Rome Center; and participation in a robust professional learning community that supports students and faculty. To learn more about SOE, visit or follow us on Twitter via @LoyolaSOE.