Cindy K. Guillaume, EdD

Dean, School of Education

Dr. Cindy Guillaume is the dean of Northcentral University’s School of Education, which was created in 2004. Prior to being named dean, Dr. Guillame was the dean of the College of Education at Grand Canyon University (2008 to 2010). She has held senior level academic positions in the College of Education at University of Phoenix (2000 to 2008), and has worked in public and private school systems, primarily in special education.

Dr. Guillaume stepped away from higher education in 2011 to accept a role as vice president, special projects and prevention education for ChildHelp, Inc. In her role with the charity, which exists to meet the physical, emotional, educational and spiritual needs of abused, neglected and at-risk children, Dr. Guillaume was responsible for overall management and execution of prevention education initiatives.

In 2012, she returned to higher education, accepting the role of dean of the School of Education at Northcentral University. In this position, Dr. Guillaume is responsible for oversight and direction of the School of Education, including ensuring that all academic objectives established by the Academic Affairs Committee, the Provost, the School of Education and Northcentral University, are implemented appropriately.

Dr. Guillaume has been published in the International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning in addition to speaking at several conferences, including: Governor Brewer’s Child Safety Task Force (2011), the National Children’s Advocacy Center Annual Conference (2011), the Staff Development Council of Arizona’s 4th Annual Statewide Conference (2010), the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification’s Annual Conference (2009), the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business’s International New Deans Seminar (2009), the Teaching Online in Higher Education Conference (2002), the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Annual Conference (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008), and Arizona’s Department of Education No Child Left Behind Panel Discussion (2003).

Dr. Guillaume completed her Ed.D. at Nova Southeastern University in 2000. Her dissertation addressed Inclusion Relationships: Collaboration in the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Process. She graduated from Arizona State University in 1992 with a Master of Special Education, and a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education / Special Education in 1979. In addition, Dr. Guillaume holds an Administrative Certificate from University of Phoenix (1998).

Dr. Guillaume maintains the following professional certifications, which are valid through 2016: Arizona Standard Special Education Certificate (approved areas include: emotional disability, learning disability and mental retardation), Arizona Principal Certificate, Arizona Supervisor, and Arizona Standard Elementary K-8 Teaching Certificate.