Stacey Revel

Academic Credentials

Bachelor of Arts in TV, Film, and Media Studies – California State University, Los Angeles

Bio

Greetings, I am new to Higher Education having come from a diverse background of previous private-sector employment in the Television and Biotechnology industries in Southern California. I have a strong commitment of service to others. I’m thankful to have landed at Marymount University where the values that I hold dear are equally put into action by like-minded faculty and staff, such as the embrace of global perspectives. The faculty of the Education department are approachable. I plan to be the same to anyone who comes to me in search of answers to questions about the Education department and its programs.

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Ruth Boyd, PhD

Academic Credentials

Ph.D in Educational Administration, Curriculum, & Supervision, University of Oklahoma; Credential in Elementary Education, Southwestern Oklahoma State University; M.B.A. in Management, Southwestern Oklahoma State University; B.S. in Business Administration, Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Bio

Dr. Boyd began her teaching career in elementary education, teaching third grade for 13 years. After transitioning to higher education, she expanded her practice to teacher preparation, specifically in the fields of early childhood education, elementary education, and literacy instruction. Dr. Boyd has enjoyed serving as university supervisor for teacher candidates, at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and developing graduate program options in Reading Specialist and Instructional Coaching. As Vice President for Student Affairs, she served as the senior student affairs officer, overseeing and managing institutional effectiveness through strategic planning, recruitment, admissions, registration, and retention initiatives. Dr. Boyd held direct supervisor responsibility over the Dean of Students, Student Activities, Title IX, Enrollment Management, Career Services, International Student Affairs, Registrar’s Office, Student Counseling Service, Student Health Services, Upward Bound, Wellness Center and Intramural Activities, Public Safety, and the Student Government Association.

Teaching Areas

Educational Leadership; Instructional Coaching

Research Interests

• Student Resilience • Service Learning • Teacher Preparation

Publications

Boyd, R. (2021). The Puzzle of Cocurricular Assessment (manuscript submitted) Boyd, R., Boyd, G.A., & Alexander, T. (2020). SWOSU Serves: An Integration of Service-Learning. National Social Science Association, 53(2), 25-30. Boyd, G.A. & Boyd, R. (2020). Leadership Behaviors of Effective Athletic Coaches: A Case Study. Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 15(1), 1-16. […]

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Jen Crystle, PhD

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Dr. Jen Crystle joined Marymount in 2017 and most recently served as the head of the Office of Global Learning, Engagement, and Research. Throughout her career in international education, Jen has conducted research on international education policy, ethical issues in education abroad, and fostering global and social responsibility among students. Jen has extensive experience in higher education administration and leadership, with experience at both public and private institutions. She has served on several strategic committees, including committees on high impact practices, curriculum development, and diversity and inclusion initiatives. Jen has presented at numerous local and national conferences and has conducted many international site visits. Jen is a member of the Marymount Inclusion Network and she is a certified administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory.

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Her academic and professional interests include global education policy, intercultural and career competencies, experiential learning, and school leadership.

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Marcia Baldanza, EdD

Academic Credentials

Ed.D. in Educational Administration and Policy, University of Minnesota; M.Ed. in Educational Administration, University of North Texas; B.S. in Exceptional Student Education and Elementary Education. B.S., Syracuse University.

Bio

Dr. Baldanza is a life-long educator and transformational leader. She is a recognized turnaround expert and has committed her career to changing outcomes in Title I schools for more than 20 years. Dr. Baldanza works to improve equity and access for under-resourced communities. She has received recognition for her turnaround work moving failing schools to achieving schools through transforming culture; creating protocols for collaborative faculty learning; and funding schools more fairly. Dr. Baldanza now shares that knowledge with others who aspire to innovate the future of teaching and learning. Dr. Baldanza has served as a teacher, principal, and assistant superintendent in large and small districts around the country. She lives in Arlington, Virginia with her husband, teenage son, and two dogs.

Teaching Areas

Introduction to Education: Teaching and Learning (M.Ed.) Challenges of Leadership: Conflict and Crisis Management (Ed.D.)

Research Interests

Equitable School Funding Teachers as Leaders

Publications

Professional Practices for the 21st Century Leader and EmpowerED3.2.1 […]

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Mary Patricia Schlickenmaeier, MEd

Academic Credentials

M.Ed. University of Virginia; B.S. Loyola College

Bio

Mrs. Mary Pat Schlickenmaier retired from St. Rita School in July, 2019 after twenty-one years as principal. A graduate of Loyola College, Mrs. Schlickenmaier began teaching right after graduation at Elizabeth Seton High School, where she taught chemistry, physics and bioethics. In 1985 she began teaching junior high science, math and computer technology at St. Mary’s School in Alexandria where she remained for 13 years until 1998 when she was selected as the principal of St. Rita School. Mrs. Schlickenmaier holds a masters degree from the University of Virginia in School Administration and Supervision. She has a Post Graduate Collegiate license from the State of Virginia with endorsements in Administration and Supervision preK-12 and Biology as well as an Advanced Catechist license from the Diocese of Arlington. She is currently mentoring principals for the Diocese of Arlington and is an adjunct in the education department at George Mason as well as an adjunct member of the faculty of the Catholic School Leadership Program at Marymount University and a University Supervisor for the University of Phoenix.

Teaching Areas

Catholic School Leadership Program

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Catherine Thompson, PhD

Academic Credentials

Ph.D. in Education, George Mason University; Masters in Special Education, George Mason University; Autism Certificate, George Mason University; BS in Marketing Management, Virginia Tech

Bio

I am passionate about serving God and using my gifts and talents to improve the lives of families and students with disabilities. I love research and sharing best practices with teachers and pre-service teachers. I especially enjoy working with families to help them gain a better understanding of their child’s needs and interventions that will help them. I’m a mother of an adult child with an autism spectrum disorder, a high school son, and two stepchildren. I love to travel with my husband. Fun Fact: When traveling in Mostar, Bosnia, my husband and I had coffee with a fighter from the Bosnian war and learned firsthand his experiences and atrocities.

Teaching Areas

Special Education, Mathematics

Research Interests

Family Collaboration, Evidence-Based Practices

Publications

Creighton Thompson, C. & Hauth, C., (2015). The Survival Guide for NEW special education teachers. Council for Exceptional Children. […]

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Linda Mann, PhD

Academic Credentials

PhD in Education Policy, George Mason University; Master of Education, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Vermont; Bachelor of Science, Education, University of Vermont

Bio

Linda J. Mann holds a PhD in Education Policy from George Mason University. Mann currently serves as the Executive Director for the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project at Northeastern University’s School of Law. In 2018 Mann was awarded an Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability fellowship with Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR). Following her fellowship, she continued to work for ISHR establishing a U.S. African American Redress Network in collaboration with Howard University. Mann also served as Director of Clinical Experiences at Marymount University in Arlington, VA. Mann’s research focuses on the intersection of race, history and restorative justice policymaking. Mann previously worked for the Georgetown Memory Project and the American Educational Research Association. She is a veteran educator, a conflict resolution specialist and a 20+ year grass-roots organizer. Mann loves to kayak, run, hike and play outdoors with her dog Sunny.

Teaching Areas

Social Studies K-12; specialization in U.S. History and African American Studies, Ethics & Social Justice

Research Interests

The potential of restorative justice for U.S. Historical Wrongdoings

Publications

Mann, L. (2021). Unfulfilled restorative justice: Prince Edward County, Virginia and the Brown scholarship fund in Past/Present: Time, Memory, and the Negotiation of Historical Justice (invited). Routledge. In print Pellegrino, A., Mann, L., Russell, W., (February/March 2013). To Lift As We Climb: A Textbook Analysis of the Segregated School Experience. The High School Journal 96(3), 209-231. […]

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Nicci Dowd, EdD

Academic Credentials

Ed.D. in K-12 School Leadership, Regent University; M.Ed. in Special Education, Marymount University; B.S. in Social Psychology, Park University

Bio

“Nicci T. Dowd, Ed.D. is a Marymount University alumna and an Assistant Professor for the School of Education. Dr. Dowd has worked as a Language Arts and Learning Strategies middle school and high school special education teacher. She enjoys raising awareness about community resources for students with disabilities and their families. Dr. Dowd is passionate about exploring barriers related to diversity, equity and inclusion in education and the community. Additionally, she collaborates with community stakeholders to identify recommendations for facilitating diversity in education and the community. She serves as a board member on several boards including the Arc of Northern Virginia, the Autism Society of Northern Virginia (ASNV), and the Virginia Society for Technology in Education (VSTE).
In her spare time, Dr. Dowd enjoys spending time with her family, grilling and relaxing on her front porch with her dog (Chuck Norris)!

Teaching Areas

Special Education: Foundations and Characteristics, Diagnostic and Corrective Literacy

Research Interests

Support for African American Males with Disabilities and their Families; Development of support programs for students with Autism; Development of support programs for Adults with Disabilities; and Diversity and Inclusion for Technology in Education.

 

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Paola Fattorini

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I have always been passionate about Higher Education. Universities are my favorite place to work. Three years ago Marymount made me fall in love with its values of intellectual curiosity, global perspective, and service to others. Our faculty is just extraordinary.
I’m thrilled to enhance the internal and external communication in my School, while supporting our amazing faculty, students and student workers through my organizational, communicational, solution oriented and administrative skills; making sure we are approachable, fun, and efficient in all of our administrative aspects.
I love cooking and I have just published on Amazon my first book: “Antonieta imagina un cappuccino” to honor all the people who have a beloved one with Alzheimer’s. For all we can’t cure, we can always choose love.

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Peg Dispenzieri, PhD

Academic Credentials

Ph.D. Education: K-12 Learning, Walden University; M.Ed. Education, Indiana Wesleyan University; B.S. Biology, John Carroll University

Bio

Dr. Peg Dispenzieri has served in Catholic education for 30+ years, beginning as a middle/high school biology teacher and then principal before accepting her current position as superintendent of Catholic schools for the Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana.
As superintendent, Dr. Dispenzieri works closely with 20 schools across the diocese to support administrators and teachers in their mission of education and faith formation. She has been part of the adjunct faculty at Marymount University since 2008. Dr. Dispenzieri is also a pastoral musician—piano, organ, and guitar—and is blessed to regularly accompany liturgical celebrations at her church and schools.

Teaching Areas

Advanced Curriculum and Instruction for Educational Leadership

Research Interests

Catholic School leadership, Governance structure in Catholic schools, teacher and staff retention

 

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