Bruce Marlowe, PhD

Bruce Marlowe, PhD        

Chair, Department of Education
Professor of Educational Psychology & Special Education

Office: 843-208-8378
Hargray 219 Bluffton, SC 29909
Bruce Marlowe, PhD

Over the course of the last 40 years, I have been fortunate to have a varied, and engaging career. I began as a special education teacher in Rockville, Md in 1983, and since that time I have held a range of positions including psychology associate, high school English teacher, special education consultant, and university professor of educational psychology and special education. Before assuming my current role as chair of the Education Department, I served in a variety of administrative capacities, including as the Interim Dean of the School of Education at Roger Williams University, and as the Coordinator of Graduate Education at Johnson State College.

Throughout my career, I have also been actively involved in research, writing, and public speaking. I am the co-author of Creating and Sustaining the Constructivist Classroom (2005), and the co-editor of three additional books: Educational Psychology in Context (2006); The Wiley International Handbook of Educational Foundations (2019); and Educational Foundations: An Anthology of Critical Readings (2021). I am also the author of 11 book chapters or forewords, twenty periodicals in academic publications, and the co-author of a six-part video series titled Creating the Constructivist Classroom. I have presented my work at conferences throughout the United States, as well as internationally at academic conclaves in Finland, Turkey, Germany, Japan, Malta, Italy, and France.

In addition to my work as department chair, I currently teach Observation and Analysis, Foundations of American Education, Classroom Organization and Management, and Introduction to the Exceptional Learner.

  • Education
  • Teaching
  • Research & Professional Interests

PhD in Educational Psychology and Evaluation, 1991
The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.

MA in Curriculum and Instruction, 1985
The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.

BA in Philosophy, 1983
Union College, Schenectady, N.Y.

  • EDCI B100 - Clinical Observation & Analysis
  • EDCI B201 - Teacher Cadet II
  • EDCI B400 - Selected Topics in Education
  • EDCI B441 - Org Mgmt in Diverse Classroom
  • EDCI B442 - Org & Management in Secondary
  • EDEC B342 - Curriculum Plan and Dev in ECE
  • EDEX B300 - Intro Exceptional Learner
  • EDEX B301 - Intro to Exceptional Population
  • EDFO B321 - Foundations of American Edu
  • EDME B469 - Internship Secondary Math Edu
  • Special needs education and inclusion
  • Constructivist educational theory and practices
  • Educational foundations