Simpson University Welcomes New School of Education Dean

For Immediate Release


Dr. Craig CookREDDING, Calif. - Simpson University is pleased to introduce Dr. Craig Cook as its new dean of the School of Education.

Dr. Cook has more than 30 years of experience in education as a principal, professor, superintendent, and teacher. Prior to coming to Simpson, he lived in Indonesia, where he led a university-preparatory high school and lectured at a university.

Dr. Cook has a Ph.D. in sociology from Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines and a master of divinity degree from Talbot School of Theology at Biola University.

"I'm thrilled to be joining Simpson’s excellent faculty and staff,” Dr. Cook said. “The School of Education has a strong record of local engagement in preparing teachers for all that's required in a 21st century education.”

In his role as dean of the School of Education, Dr. Cook oversees four full-time faculty members, in addition to staff and adjunct instructors. The School of Education, which has graduated more than 2,500 students, offers a liberal studies degree and education minor, master’s degrees in education and teaching, and teaching and administrative credential programs. Learn more at



Simpson University, established in 1921, is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate, and teaching credential programs. The university celebrated its 25th year in Redding and the completion of a Science and Nursing Center in 2014. Academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults with both on-campus and online course offerings, including degrees in psychology and organizational leadership. For information about the university, or to arrange a campus visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit


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