Dr. Marcia Bolton has been appointed as the associate dean of the College of Education and Human Services at Millersville University (MU). Bolton began at MU on July 2, 2018.
“I am excited to join Millersville University and the College of Education and Human Services and the School of Social Work. I find the college is focused on ‘minding the middle’ and in developing and fostering an inclusive work culture where uniqueness of beliefs, backgrounds, talents, capabilities and ways of living are welcomed. I found this appreciation of uniqueness and excitement for learning at Millersville University.”
Before receiving her post at MU, Bolton served as assistant dean of Education, Accreditation and Licensure, and director of Certification and Student Teachers at Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania. Some of the experience Bolton brings from her previous institution includes supporting faculty in developing data collection for the accreditation and assessment of teacher preparation programs at both the state and national levels. Bolton also taught classes in education while at Widener.
Bolton serves as a site advisor for the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), as well as being a Major Reviewer for the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
Bolton is currently secretary of the Pennsylvania Dean’s Forum, which is an association comprised of deans and directors of education in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania that meets twice a year in tandem with the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators.
Bolton holds a B.A. in early childhood education from the University of Florida, a M.Ed. in remedial reading from the University of South Carolina, and an Ed.D. in administrative leadership from Shenandoah University. Bolton has also received a certificate in Reading Recovery from Shippensburg University, as well as teaching certification in both South Carolina and Virginia.
Bolton has made her residence in Millersville.