Alumni

Marvin Lynn: SSCE Alum Named Commissioner at Education Accreditation Council
Lynn currently serves as dean of the School of Education at Indiana University South Bend.

JANUARY 11, 2017

Marvin Lynn (’01, Ph.D., Social Sciences & Comparative Education) has been named commissioner of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the world’s leading accreditation organization for the field of education. He is dean of the School of Education at Indiana University South Bend. Lynn is the only commissioner named from Indiana. As a commissioner, Lynn will help determine the accreditation status of educator preparation programs across the globe. Lynn will also serve as a member of a committee which reviews the annual reports of CAEP-accredited programs.

Lynn was named dean of the School of Education at IU South Bend in 2013. Previously, Lynn served as associate dean for Teacher Education at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; associate professor of curriculum & instruction, affiliate faculty member in African American studies and director of graduate and undergraduate elementary teacher preparation programs at the University of Illinois at Chicago; and assistant and associate professor of Minority & Urban Education—a graduate program he founded and coordinated at the University of Maryland at College Park. He also worked for several years as an elementary and middle school teacher in Chicago and New York City.

As a scholar, Lynn is an internationally recognized expert on race and education. He earned his Ph.D. at UCLA in Social Sciences and Comparative Education with a concentration on race and ethnic studies, a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Teaching with an emphasis on Urban Education from Teachers College-Columbia University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with concentrations in music and language arts from DePaul University in Chicago.