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Marilyn S. Watkins

Dean, School of Education and Professor of Education
Middlefork Hall 340 A
(765) 973-8211


  • Ph.D.,  Curriculum & Instruction, University of Wisconsin- Madison, 1981                               
  • M.A.,   Education   Northwestern University, 1973
  • B.A.,    History, Muskingum College,1972

Current Research Interests

Integrating cross cultural and intercultural issues within teacher education programs, Integration of 21st Century Skills within Secondary Teacher Education Programs

Selected Publications/Presentations

  • “Implementing Portfolios in a Teacher Education Program” Issues of Teacher Education, Fall 2005 (with Cheryl Stolle and Betty Goerss)
    "Understanding Classroom Realities through A Cultural Implications Role Play" in Multicultural Education with Steve Butler), Spring, 1999
  • “A Systematic Approach to Creating a More Humane Portfolio Process” AACTE annual conference (With Dan Doerger, February, 2007)
  • “Connecting Cultural Concepts and Conceptual Frameworks”.  AACTE annual conference (February 2006)
    "Developing Multidisciplinary Curriculum for a Global Community: Third International Social Studies Conference, Nairobi, Kenya, June, 1994.

Selected Previous Employment Positions

  • Assistant Professor of Education/Coordinator of Student Teachers. University of Northern Iowa. 1984 – 1986
  • Head and Assistant Professor of Education, Department of Education. Union College. 1981 to 1983
  • Director of The Community School and Social Studies Teacher. Hewlett High School.1973-1976)

Selected Offices Held in National/International Professional Organizations

  • Indiana Association of College Teacher Educators Executive Board. President 2005-2006

Selected Academic Awards/Recognitions

  • Indiana University Presidents Distinguished Teaching Award, March 2000
  • Helen Lees Teaching Award from Indiana University East, 1995