Mary Churchill

Mary Churchill is the Executive Director and Founding Editor of University of Venus. In addition to writing at University of Venus and She’s Got It! at Inside Higher Ed, she created Old School, New School at The Chronicle and is regularly invited to write and present on the future of education.

Mary is passionate about the role of public engagement in higher education. In her twenty-five years of management experience, she has tirelessly advocated for a new paradigm of leadership informed by diversity, collaboration, and equity. She earned her Ph.D. in Sociology in 2004 and has taught courses in International Studies, Sociology, and Political Science.

Mary is currently Associate Provost and Dean at Salem State University where she leads the graduate school, the school of continuing and professional studies, and acts as senior international officer.  She is also on the board of the Massachusetts Network of Women Leaders in Higher Education which is affiliated wih the American Council on Education's Inclusive Excellence Group and involved with ACE's Moving the Needle initiative focused on advancing women leaders in higher education. 

Married to an amazingly talented librarian with whom she is raising an ten-year old son, she is also active in her Roxbury neighborhood in Boston and on several community-based committees and boards. Originally from the “pets or meat” world portrayed in Michael Moore’s Flint, Michigan; she was the first in her family to attend college.

Mary can be reached by e-mail at marylchurchill@gmail.com and can also be found on Twitter (@mary_churchill) and LinkedIn.

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Most Recent Articles

September 1, 2016
U Chicago's "We Don't Do 'Safe Spaces' Or 'Trigger Warnings.'"
April 13, 2016
They matter to employees and your institution.  
March 22, 2016
An anniversary and a conference.  
January 24, 2016
Education, poverty, Flint, and the water crisis. 
January 13, 2016
Planning for 2016
October 25, 2015
Tenured faculty: smart people who are not afraid to challenge us
November 11, 2014
A creative initiative that brings together community partners, public schools, community colleges, and universities in a gateway city in Massachusetts. 
July 28, 2014
Learning with and from college administrators.  
May 29, 2014
Do international students leave American institutions because of meal plans?
May 27, 2014
A report from NAFSA 2014.

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