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Marilyn J Llewellyn

Bio: I live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the United States and am professor of Education at Carlow University. I currently teach on-line, hybrid, and face-to-face graduate and undergraduate education courses in the Education Department housed in the College of Learning and Innovation. Follow the link if you would like to know more information about Carlow University: http://www.carlow.edu/ In 2014 I stepped down as Dean of the School of Education and assumed the role of project manager and a member of the core design team for Carlow’s new Master of Science in Educational Leadership for High Performance Learning. Follow link if you would like more information about our newly developed graduate program: http://www.carlow.edu/High_Performance_Learning.aspx. This new graduate program launched in the fall of 2015 and is delivered in an on-line format. I bring more than 35 years of experience as a teacher and principal at the primary, secondary, and post-secondary levels to her current work as professor of Education. I co-developed the M.A. in Educational Praxis and the M.Ed. with certification areas in Early Childhood, Special Education, Art, Secondary, and Middle Level. My work earned me the Max and Esther Sestili Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the St. Thomas Aquinas Distinguished Alumni Award. I received my Master’s Degree from Boston College and my Ph.D. from The Union Institute Graduate College and University in Cincinnati. My research interests include high performance learning, 21st century learning, digital learning environment, brain-based education, scholar-practitioner, curriculum, spirituality, pedagogy, diversity, equity in the classroom, feminist theory, qualitative dissertation research, and interpretive inquiry. My book, Spirituality and Pedagogy: Being and Learning in Sacred Spaces, is available for purchase. Other select publications include: Llewellyn, M., McMahon, P. L. and Piantanida, M. On Foreopters and Fractals: A Scholarship of Educational Praxis for the 21st Century. Spectrum, Spring 2010. Llewellyn, M. (2006) Embracing a Language of Spiritual Inquiry. In N. B. Garman & M. Piantanida (Eds.) The authority to imagine: The struggle toward representation in dissertation writing (Vol. 11, pp. 97-109). New York: Peter Lang, Inc. (Bill Pinar Series Editor – Complicated Conversation: A book series of curriculum studies.) Llewellyn, M. Reclaiming a Spiritual Language and Embracing a Spirituality of Liberation. Curriculum and Pedagogy Journal, Vol. 2(2), Winter 2005. Ellis, A. and M. Llewellyn. (1997). Dealing with differences: Taking action on class, race, gender, and disability. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, A Sage Publications Co. Llewellyn, M. (1997) Educating for Peace: Imagination, Participation and Action. In Rose Duhon-Sells, (Ed.), Exploring self science through peace education and conflict resolution. Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press.

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