Jerome T. Murphy, a professor of education at the Harvard University graduate school of education, has been named the school's dean.
Mr. Murphy, who specializes in the politics of education, served as the associate dean of the school under his predecessor, Patricia A. Graham, who resigned in 1990 to become president of the Spencer Foundation.
The school's first choice to succeed Ms. Graham, Linda Darling-Hammond, declined the position for personal reasons.
The former superintendent of the Cleveland schools will become the new head of the Youngstown, Ohio, schools.
The Youngstown board appoved hiring Alfred D. Tutela at a meeting this summer.
Mr. Tutela was superintendent in Cleveland from August 1986 until May 1990, when the city's school board bought out his contract for $300,000.
He will succeed Emmanuel Catsoules, who retired after 14 years as
school chief in Youngstown.