Bruce Marlowe, Ph.D.Bruce Marlowe, Ph.D.

Professor of Education
Chair, Department of Education
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Bluffton, SC  29909
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Bruce Marlowe, Ph.D., is a Professor of Educational Psychology and Special Education and Chair of the Department of Education at the University of South Carolina Beaufort. Over the course of a 30-year career in education, Dr. Marlowe has worked as a high school English teacher, a special education teacher and a special Education consultant. He has served as an interim university dean, a coordinator of graduate education, and a Professor of Special Education and Educational Psychology.

Dr. Marlowe earned a B.A. in Philosophy at Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., in 1983 followed by an M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction in 1985 and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Evaluation in 1991, both at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. From 1989 to 1992, he underwent Post-Doctoral Training in Neuropsychological Evaluation with William R. Stixrud, Ph.D., & Associates in Silver Spring, Md., while serving as a Psychology Associate/Special Education Teacher with the firm.  

Dr. Marlowe launched his career in 1983 when he became a Special Education Teacher at The Center for Unique Learners in Rockville, Md. In 1985, he was appointed a Research and Teaching Assistant at The Catholic University of America while working during the same period as a Secondary English Teacher at The Chelsea School in Silver Spring, Md. In 1988, he entered private practice for a year as a Special Education Consultant in Silver Spring. In 1989, he became affiliated with Stixrud & Associates while also serving as an Adjunct Professor at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C.

In 1992, Dr. Marlowe relocated to Johnson, Vt., to become an Assistant Professor of Education at Johnson State College. He was promoted to Associate Professor of Education in 1997. In 2001, Dr. Marlowe was appointed Associate Professor of Educational Psychology and Special Education at Roger Williams University, Bristol, R.I. In 2005, the university appointed him full Professor.

Dr. Marlowe taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels at Johnson State College and Roger Williams University. He taught graduate school classes at Gallaudet University. As an Interim Dean at Roger Williams University, he was the Chief Administrative Officer of the school. As such, he was responsible for faculty and program evaluation, budgeting, program accreditation, and strategic initiatives.

In 2016, Dr. Marlowe joined the USCB faculty as a Professor of Education and Chair of the Education Department.

Dr. Marlowe is a co-author of three books: Creating and Sustaining the Constructivist Classroom, (2005); Educational Psychology in Context: Readings for Future Teachers, (2006); and Educational Foundations: An Anthology of Critical Readings, 3rd Edition, (2013). A fourth book, Handbook of Educational Foundations: International Perspectives, is under contract. It is expected soon from a publishing house in the United Kingdom. He is the author of a six-part video series entitled, Creating the Constructivist Classroom (The Video of Journal Education), which complements his first book.

Dr. Marlowe has presented at 41 academic conferences throughout the U.S. and in Canada, Finland, Paris, Italy, Malta and Turkey. He is the author of six book chapters or forewords with a seventh in press, and 18 periodicals or proceedings in academic publications. He has authored three pre-publication book reviews and his views have been sought numerous times for news stories in the print and broadcast media.

He teaches Clinical Observation & Analysis, Introduction to the Exceptional Learner and Foundations of American Education.

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