Marilyn Lockhart, associate professor of education at Montana State University, has been selected as director of MSU’s Center for Faculty Excellence. The center is located in the MSU Office of the Provost. Lockhart has served as the interim director of the center since it was created three years ago. Lockhart, who was chosen after a national search, began her duties July 1.
Lockhart will serve as the center’s central architect, facilitator, implementer and evaluator of faculty development programs in the areas of teaching, research and service. She will provide leadership in the management of the center and its programs. Those programs include orientation programs, workshops, seminars, faculty learning communities, mentoring/coaching and several grant programs offered through the Provost’s Office. Her work will be in coordination with other academic areas.
Under Lockhart’s direction, MSU’s s Center for Faculty Excellence received national recognition in March as an Exemplary Teaching and Learning Center. Lockhart has been a member of the MSU faculty in the Adult and Higher Education Program since 1998. Prior to coming to MSU, she worked at the University of Virginia.
Lockhart holds a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Virginia, a master’s in educational psychology from Arizona State University and a bachelor's in psychology from Bridgewater College.
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