Penny MacCormack, EdD
Chief Academic Officer
Dr. MacCormack’s contributions to ACUE’s Community of Professional Practice include:
Dr. MacCormack is the Chief Academic Officer at ACUE. In this role, she led the creation of ACUE’s Effective Practice Framework—a research-based and independently validated statement of the teaching skills and knowledge that every college educator should possess. She also leads the development and implementation of all ACUE course offerings, through which faculty are awarded the only nationally recognized teaching credential endorsed by the American Council on Education. Under MacCormack’s direction, ACUE has published numerous studies finding statistically significant improvements in outcomes among students taught by ACUE-credentialed faculty. These peer-reviewed studies have been commended for their range, depth, and rigor of analysis.
MacCormack brings over 25 years of education experience to this work, as a teacher, professor, and senior administrator. She served as Chief Academic Officer for the State of New Jersey and led the state’s College and Career-Ready Task. She taught at Southern Connecticut State University and Montclair State University and holds an EdD in Educational Leadership from the University of Hartford.