Meet the Dean



In August 2015, Steve Laymon was appointed Interim Dean of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies. Laymon has a PhD in Political Science from the University of Chicago, where he studied nationalism and taught courses on the topic. His research focused on educational reform in Cuba and Peru, and how these state-led projects were designed to advance literacy and create new opportunities to redefine national identity. Previously he has served as the Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Services at SCPS. Prior to coming to UVA, he was Associate Dean for Business and Graduate Programs at the University of Chicago Graham School, and Assistant Dean at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Columbia University.

Laymon is a native of Cleveland, Ohio, and earned his undergraduate degree at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. In addition to his PhD in Political Science from the University of Chicago, he has a M.A. in International Relations, also from Chicago.   

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