Marvin Lynn, Ph.D.

Dean, Graduate School of Education at Portland State University

Dr. Marvin Lynn is Professor and Dean of the School of Education at Indiana University South Bend.  He has served as Associate Dean for Teacher Education at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; Associate Professor of Curriculum & Instruction, Affiliate Faculty member in African American studies and Director of graduate and undergraduate elementary teacher preparation programs at the University of Illinois at Chicago; and Assistant and Associate Professor of Minority & Urban Education—a graduate program he founded and coordinated at the University of Maryland at College Park. He also worked for several years as an elementary and middle school teacher in Chicago and New York City.

Dr. Lynn earned his Ph.D. in Social Sciences and Education with a concentration on race and ethnic studies in education from the University of California at Los Angeles, a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Teaching with an emphasis on Urban Education from Teachers College-Columbia University and a Bachelors of Science degree in Elementary Education with concentrations in music and language arts from DePaul University in Chicago. He is proud father to three boys and enjoys singing in a variety of styles.