Dianne Hall Mark to Retire

Dianne Hall MarkAACTE congratulates former AACTE Board Member Dianne L. Hall Mark on her retirement, effective January 1, 2022. Mark will receive the distinguished professor award from Coastal Carolina University during the fall 2021 commencement ceremony and receive emeritus status upon her retirement.

Mark joined Coastal Carolina University (CCU) in fall 2009 as the dean of the then Spadoni College of Education, where she became the first African American female dean in the University’s history. Since 2011, she has taught undergraduate and graduate courses as a professor in the Department of Foundations, Curriculum, and Instruction.

Her research focused on urban education, as well as issues related to community, school and family partnerships. She has been a reviewer for the Journal of Teacher Education and the Urban Education Journal; where she has twice been the guest editor and served on its editorial board. Her publications include several articles and a co-authored textbook, Cultural Journeys: Multicultural Literature for Children and Young Adults. Mark has presented globally at conferences and annual meetings; traveled abroad with teacher education candidates and served as a national accreditation reviewer for National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and Council for the Accreditation for Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Prior to coming to CCU, Mark served as the dean of the College of Professional Studies at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania after serving almost 10 years at the College of Education and Human Services at Central Michigan University. She began her career at Drake University  as an assistant professor in the department of educational administration in the School of Education. She served on the AACTE Board of Directors from 2015 -2019, which included two years on the executive committee of the Board, and was an AACTE Holmes scholar (1991-93) at the beginning of the inception of the program. She also served on the Ethics Committee of American Educational Research Association (AERA).

A native of Flint, MI, Mark earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Michigan State University; a master’s degree in student personnel administration from Buffalo State College; and both a master’s in education and a Ph.D. in educational administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNY-Buffalo).