Theresa VernetsonInstructor Emeritus, University of Florida

Ed.D. Educational Administration and Supervision: Higher Education
University of Florida

Ed.S. Community Education
University of Florida

M.Ed. in Adult Education
University of Florida

B.A. English
Florida State University

Theresa Vernetson retired as the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs in the College of Education at the University of Florida in 2014, after 31 years of service. She served as the University’s K-12 liaison, the University’s Certification officer, the College’s Affirmative Action Officer, Title II contact, and was responsible for coordinating the College’s undergraduate admissions, monitoring undergraduate students as they completed their programs of study, and certifying that each candidate completed the appropriate Florida and NCATE approved educator preparation program at the graduate or undergraduate levels. In addition to the Office of Student Services, she supervised the Office of Recruitment, Retention, and Multicultural Affairs, and student activities in the College. She chaired the committee to revise the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices in 2010, served as a member of the UF team to develop program approval standards in 2012-13, and served as a member of the Florida Staff Development Protocol revision team and the Clinical Education revision team with the Department of Education. Theresa has been a teacher of English at the middle school and reading at the adult school level. She served the College as the Director of Extended Services (1984-1995), Director of the Office of Professional Development and Communications (1995-2000), as Assistant Dean for Educational Outreach and Communications (2000-2001), and as Assistant Dean for Student Affairs (2002-2014). She remains active in professional development and teacher certification in Florida. In September 2014, Theresa joined the Studer Education division as a part-time consultant. In this role she has provided support to the TeacherReady® alternative teacher certification program and the EBL program in higher education. In addition to serving as a master facilitator for Studer Education, Theresa provides input on strategy, product development, and coordinates the Leadership Service Line Advisory Board.