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Shane P. Martin, an educational anthropologist by training and expert in the areas of intercultural education, cultural diversity, and the spectrum of public, charter and Catholic schools, was appointed dean of the LMU School of Education in 2005 and dean of graduate studies in 2012. Shane serves as a state commissioner to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and is a member of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education's (NCATE) board of examiners and California Committee on Accreditation's board of institutional reviewers. Shane is visible in the education community as past chair of the Green Dot Public Schools board of directors, a member of the Teach For America Los Angeles board and Loyola High School of Los Angeles board of regents, and serves as chair of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) special interest group on Catholic education. He received the National Catholic Educational Association's (NCEA) Michael J. Guerra Leadership Award in 2005 and Catherine T. McNamee, CSJ, Award in 2009, and the Loyola High School Alumni Association's Cahalan Award in 2008. Shane is a Fellow of the 13th class of the Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.