Clayton named School of Education dean
Francis Marion University has named Dr. Courtney Clayton as its new dean of the School of Education.
Clayton comes to Francis Marion with a varied and expansive background in the field of pedagogy.
She has served in a myriad of educational roles throughout her career. She has served as chair of the Department of Language and Literacy at the International School of Boston; and associate professor and associate dean for Academic Progress, Assessment, and Accreditation at the University of Mary Washington’s College of Education.
Clayton received her bachelor’s degree in French literature from the University of Pennsylvania and her master’s degree in art education from the University of San Francisco Graduate School of Education. She earned her doctorate in curriculum and instruction from Boston College’s Lynch School of Education.
Clayton’s tenure at Francis Marion University will begin July 1.
Francis Marion President Dr. Fred Carter said the School of Education will benefit greatly from Clayton’s extensive experience within the world of higher education.
“We’re delighted to have Dr. Clayton join us at FMU,” said Carter. “She’s a notable scholar, an accomplished researcher, and possesses the experience, knowledge, and leadership acumen to lead our School of Education forward. She was the overwhelming choice of our faculty and administration.”