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GSE Dean Dr. Marvin Lynn
GSE Dean Dr. Marvin Lynn

Dr. Lynn is the Dean of the College of Education. He is an internationally recognized expert on race and education and the lead editor of the Handbook of Critical Race Theory in Education published simultaneously in the U.S. and the U.K. with Routledge Press. He serves as an editorial board member of several journals, and has published more than two-dozen research articles and book chapters in reputable outlets. As Dean of the COE, Dr. Lynn works closely with an outstanding and diverse faculty and staff to advance the national profile of high quality academic programs while further building and strengthening relationships with local schools.

He earned his PhD in social sciences and education with a concentration in race and ethnic studies in education from the University of California at Los Angeles, 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.

Prior to coming to PSU, Dr. Lynn served as dean of the School of Education at Indiana University South Bend from 2013-2017. Prior to that, he served as associate dean for teacher education at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, associate professor of curriculum and 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 and 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.

Marvin Lynn, PhD
Portland State University
College of Education
PO Box 751
1900 SW 4th Ave.
Room: FAB 210H
Portland, Oregon  97207-0751
Phone: 503-725-4697