Dr. Mary Ann Danowitz

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NC State University College of Education


Mary Ann Danowitz, D.Ed., became the dean of the NC State College of Education in 2016 after serving as the college’s interim dean and head of the Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development. She has led a transformation of the College of Education, as it has evolved into a globally recognized leader in education and a research powerhouse. The college has experienced three straight years of growth in new student enrollment, has hit new highs in rankings and has set new records for research grants awarded in back-to-back years. Before joining NC State in 2012, Dean Danowitz held leadership and faculty positions at the University of Denver, The Ohio State University, the College of William and Mary, and the Pennsylvania State University. She also has taught and conducted research in Australia, England, Germany, Hungary, Malaysia, Austria and Indonesia. She received her Doctor of Education in Higher Education from Penn State, Master of Education from the University of Miami, and Bachelor of Arts from Penn State.