Margaret Pentecost

Margaret PentecostMargaret Pentecost, Assistant Dean for Student Services
Room 140; 502-852-2628
margaret.pentecost @

Dr. Pentecost's CV


Dr. Margaret Pentecost earned a Ph.D. in Administration of Education with a specialization in Higher Education in 2003 and a Masters of the Art of Teaching degree in 1992 from the University of Louisville’s College of Education and Human Development. She has served as the Assistant Dean of Education Student Services in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) for the past 11 years. She oversees academic advising, teacher education admission and certification, graduate admissions, student records, and student services. In her 25 years at the University of Louisville, her positions have included Director of Education Research, Assistant Director of the Area Health Education Centers, Program Coordinator of the Family Medicine Residency Program, and Lecturer in the Department of Health and Sport Science. She has published articles, presented workshops and concurrent sessions at the National Academic Advising annual conferences and served as the annual conference chair in 2012. She is active in the University of Louisville community and serves on several committees dedicated to student success, diversity, and improvement of campus life. One of her passions is international learning and sharing the world with CEHD students in countries such as Belize, Peru, Botswana, England, and the Philippines.

Position Description

The Assistant Dean for Education Student Services is responsible for directing all student service activities in the Office of Education Advising and Student Services (EASS) in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD). Duties include: supervise student service activities related to admission, advising, retention and graduation of all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs; supervise the CEHD scholarship programs; serve as the Educator Certification Officer for the University, supervise activities related to teacher certification; manage the scheduling of all CEHD courses and the preparation of copy for the college catalogs; develop and implement programs related to student recruitment and career education; serve as the Student Grievance Officer; serve on the Standards and Admissions Committee; supervise professional/administrative, classified staff, graduate assistants, and student workers in Education Advising and Student Services, including training, evaluation and professional development; represent the CEHD on various committees and at the University and community functions; and perform related duties as assigned by the Dean.