St. John’s University has announced the appointment of Dr. David Bell as its new Dean of the School of Education. Dr. Bell will begin serving St. John’s later this summer. Dr. Bell currently serves as the Associate Dean for Curriculum and Accreditation at West Chester University in Pennsylvania where he oversees the daily operations of the College of Education and Social Work. Previously, Dr. Bell served as Associate Dean at Saint Xavier University-Chicago and was engaged as an Area-Wide Instructional Leader for the Illinois State Board of Education. Dr. Bell began his career as a public school teacher in Chicago. Dr. Bell earned his Ed.D. as well as his M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction at Loyola University at Chicago and earned his B.S. in Finance at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.