Marilyn Lockhart

Director, Center for Faculty Excellence
Professor, Adult & Higher Education

Marilyn LockhartContact Information

105 Montana Hall
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717-2880


Dr. Lockhart is the Director of MSU’s Center for Faculty Excellence.  The Center develops and provides experiences, opportunities, and resources that support the growth of University faculty in all career stages in achieving excellence in teaching, research/scholarship, and service.  Details of the Center are located at

She is a Professor in the Adult and Higher Education program and teaches higher education and adult education courses.  The program is a master and doctoral program that awards degrees in higher education administration, academics, adult education, and student affairs.  

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Teaching Areas

Dr. Lockhart has taught in the Adult and Higher Education Program since 1998. The courses she has taught include:

  • Foundations of Adult Education
  • Organization and Administration of Higher Education
  • Adult Teaching and Learning
  • Resource and Program Management
  • Educational Research

Research and Scholarship

Dr. Lockhart’s research areas are focused on adult education, teaching, and faculty development.  Recent publication titles include:

  • Partnerships and collaborations: The foundation for technology enhanced active learning (TEAL) classrooms
  • Creating a holistic faculty development program
  • Writing groups: A recipe for successful scholarly writing
  • The art of excellent college teaching
  • Importance of authenticity to college students

Additional Information

Dr. Lockhart was the founder of the University’s Center for Faculty Excellence in 2011.  The Center was named a national exemplary Teaching and Learning Center in 2014. She was a member of the team that created MSU’s three Technology Enhanced Active Learning (TEAL) Classrooms. MSU received the 2014 Award for Innovation in Educational Technologies from the NorthWest Academic Computing Consortium for these rooms. Dr. Lockhart trains faculty to teach in the TEAL rooms and is currently co-chair of the University Classroom Committee.

Dr. Lockhart earned her Ed.D. from the University of Virginia in Higher Education Administration with minors in Program Evaluation and Adult Education.  She worked ten years in the administration at the University of Virginia before coming to Montana State University.  She has also worked as a consultant in the area of employee and community education with businesses throughout the east and west.