Academic Coach / Learning Specialist
Dr. Marsha Glines has a national reputation in teaching and learning theory, special education, non-traditional program design and higher education curriculum development. Prior to joining the Lynn University community in 1991, Dr. Glines was the founding president of Beacon College and in October 2021 she was awarded an Honorary Degree Of Humane Letters from Beacon. While at Lynn University, Dr. Glines created and provided oversight of many academic alternative, innovative programs including: an undergraduate human service degree, the Advancement Program, the Lynn Educational Alternative Program and the “nationally recognized” Institute for Achievement and Learning. After 20 years at Lynn University, as a dean and full professor, Dr. Glines spent a year as a dean and professor at American College Dublin in Ireland followed by 4 years as a dean overseeing academic support and teaching in the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program at Regis College in Massachusetts.
Dr. Glines has conducted numerous training workshops both nationally and internationally and is a frequent presenter at various conferences on learning and higher education. Most recently, she presented in Athens, Greece at the 25th International Conference on Learning.
She has published several pieces on post-secondary learning opportunities for students with learning disabilities and her innovative and thoughtful work has been discussed in several books including Transitional Skills for Post Secondary Success, Maybe You Know My Teen and, more recently, Beyond Discipline: Managing the Modern Higher Education Environment.
After earning a Bachelor’s degree from Emerson College and a Master’s in Education with special education certification from Lesley College, Dr. Glines continued her studies in education as a special studies student at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. In October of 1988, she was awarded her Ph.D. in higher education administration from the Union Institute. Later, she attended the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Project Zero training and additionally studied at Chapel Hill (University of North Carolina).