Marilyn Lockhart

Director of the Center for Faculty
Professor, Adult & Higher Education

Marilyn LockhartContact Information

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


Dr. Lockhart is Program Leader and Associate Professor of the Adult and Higher Education Program. This program is a master and doctoral program that awards degrees in higher education administration, academics, adult education, and student affairs. She has been on the faculty since 1998 and teaches higher education administration, adult education, and research courses.

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Curriculum Vitae

Teaching Areas

Dr. Lockhart teaches higher education administration, adult education and research courses.

These courses include:

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

Research and Scholarship

Dr. Lockhart's primary research areas are focused on adult education, teaching, and faculty development. Her research also includes distance education. Her service commitments include the Montana State University Teaching and Learning Committee for six years, two years of which included acting as the chair. Under her leadership with the Committee, the University has initiated a Teaching and Learning Center, New Faculty Mentoring Program, Faculty Teaching Help Desk and Certificate for Teaching Enhancement. She has also served on numerous levels of promotion and tenure committees and task forces. She is currently part of the revitalization planning process for the Adult Higher Education Alliance, a national organization.

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 education with businesses in Montana, Idaho, and Virginia.