Rick Ginsberg, Ph.D., is dean of the School of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Kansas. Previously he was director of the School of Education at Colorado State University. He currently serves as a co-chair of the Learn Coalition, promoting increased research funding for education. He previously was on and served as chair of the Kansas Professional Standards Board, served on the Kansas Continuing Legal Education Commission, was on the Board of Directors and former chair of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE), and served on the Board of Directors of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
He is currently chairing the Kansas Board of Regents Educator Work Force Task Force. Previously he co-chaired the Kansas Department of Education Blue Ribbon Task Force on Bullying. He co-facilitated the formation of the Global Education Deans Forum (GEDF). He is the co-author or editor of four other books and over 90 refereed articles and book chapters. His work has been funded by over $4.5 million of federal and state grants. His recent study on the impact of social media on higher education leadership won the 2020 Neuner Award for Excellence in Scholarly-Professional Publication from the American Association of University Administrators. An earlier book was the National Library Association 1998 Learning Disabilities Recommended Book of the Year.