Marvin Lynn -- professor and dean of the School of Education at Indiana University South Bend and an internationally recognized expert on race and education -- will begin his tenure as the college's next dean on July 1. He will replace the current dean, Randy Hitz.
At Indiana University, Lynn led a reorganization of its School of Education, brought greater focus on marketing and recruitment for diversity – which resulted in enrollment growth – and revamped the school’s mission and vision. During his tenure, the school established a community mental health counseling clinic and developed community-based laboratory schools serving the needs of underserved elementary and middle school students in two school districts.
Prior to Indiana University, Lynn served as associate dean for teacher education at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He was also an associate professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and University of Maryland at College Park, and had worked for several years as an elementary and middle school teacher in Chicago and New York City.