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Marybeth Gasman | the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Chair in Education & Distinguished Professor, Rutgers University

Current Position and Past Experience
Marybeth Gasman is the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Chair in Education & a Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University.

Previously, she was the Director of Penn Center for Minority-Serving Institutions at the Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania.

Gasman’s work focuses on the history of American higher education, historically black colleges and universities, minority serving institutions, African American leadership and fundraising and philanthropy.

Education, Honors and Achievements
Gasman received her B.A. from St. Norbert College in 1990. She went on to complete her M.S. in Higher Education at Indiana University in 1992. In 2000 she finished her PhD in Higher Education and Law at Indiana University. Gasman was awarded the Ozell Sutton Medallion for Justice by Philander Smith College in 2010. In 2006 she won the Penn GSE Excellence in Teaching Award as well as the Association for the Study of Higher Education’s Early Career Award.

Personal Details and Community Involvement
Gasman has a 15 year old daughter and enjoys traveling across the world with her. They have been to countries ranging from South Africa to Turkey to Greece to Italy to Curacao. Gasman and her daughter love learning about art, culture, politics, and people throughout the world.

Marybeth Gasman can be reached through her Website or through LinkedIn. She also blogs for The Chronicle of Higher Education, Huffington Post and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. Feel free to add Marybeth on Facebook or follow her on Twitter @marybethgasman.