Molly Smith Dugan, PhD

PhD (Curriculum and Instruction), Boston College
MA (Education), West Chester University

Molly Smith DuganMolly Smith Dugan is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Foundation Year program and teaches in the Undergraduate Education programs. Her research interests include higher education access, persistence, and attainment of first-generation and nontraditional students. Dr. Dugan is the coauthor of the book chapter, “Toward a Dynamic Design of Learning with Texts” in the 2009 Handbook of Research on Multiliteracies and Technology Enhanced Education: Social Practice and the Global Classroom. As director of the Foundation Year program, Dr. Dugan oversees curriculum and instruction, marketing and communications, recruitment and admissions, student advising and support, registration and scheduling, and internal and external partnerships. She presents on the Foundation Year model at national and international conferences and participates in the faculty-led College of Professional Studies Writing Group to assess the academic needs of undergraduate and graduate students and the professional development needs of faculty members.

Previously, Dr. Dugan worked as the associate director of teacher education at Rutgers University and on the Teacher Education Clinical faculty at Boston College. She has extensive experience teaching English and literacy courses to high school and college students.

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