Tracie Addy, PhD

Dr. Addy is the Associate Dean of Teaching & Learning at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania where she is responsible for working with instructors across all divisions and ranks to develop and administer programming related to the teacher-scholar model from classroom teaching to the scholarship of teaching.

As the Director of the Center for the Integration of Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship, she develops and delivers programming on teaching and serves ex officio on the Teaching & Learning Committee.

In addition to these roles, she performs scholarship on teaching and learning and educational development, primarily focusing on learner-centered practices including active learning and inclusive teaching. She is a heavily sought keynote speaker.

She is co-author of the book What Inclusive Instructors Do: Principles and Practices for Excellence in College Teaching.

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Molly Corbett Broad (In Memoriam)

ACUE mourns the loss of legendary higher education leader and former American Council on Education President Molly Corbett Broad.

Broad was instrumental in ACUE’s founding as an early champion and believer in the importance of great teaching to student success and equity. ACUE’s relationship with Molly deepened into ACE’s formal endorsement of ACUE Certification. This paved the way for the national recognition of the extraordinary faculty who earn this distinction and the universities that center great teaching in their commitment to excellence.

A leading spokesperson for American higher education, Broad became the twelfth president of ACE in 2008. She was the first woman to lead the organization since its founding in 1918. Broad came to ACE from the University of North Carolina (UNC), where she served as president from 1997-2006, leading UNC through a period of unprecedented enrollment growth. Due in large part to the success of the Focused Growth Initiative, minority enrollment at UNC grew at more than double the rate of the overall student body during her tenure. She also spearheaded the creation of a need-based financial aid program for in-state undergraduates and the creation of the College Foundation of North Carolina.

Broad held a number of administrative and executive positions at several universities prior to her tenure at UNC. At the California State University system, she served as senior vice chancellor for administration and finance from 1992–93, and as executive vice chancellor and Chief Operating Officer from 1993 until her election as UNC president. Earlier in her career, Broad served as the chief executive officer for Arizona’s three-campus university system (1985–92) and in a succession of administrative posts at Syracuse University (1971–85).

Levy Brown, EdD

Dr. Levy Brown is a strategic, thoughtful, and inclusive leader with two decades of experience in higher education. He currently serves as the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Connecticut State Community College.  Dr. Brown previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Academic Officer for the North Carolina Community College System in Raleigh, NC., where he partnered with a myriad of stakeholders to ensure a keen focus on providing students with quality academic programs, college transfer options, support services, and short-term workforce training opportunities. Prior to his time at NCCD, he served as a chief academic and student affairs officer, the college primary lead for student success, and teaching and learning work with various partners such as Achieving the Dream and the Association of Colleges and University Educators (ACUE). Further, he has worked to make a difference as an academic dean, associate vice president of student services and enrollment, dean of student services, and adjunct faculty at other community colleges.

Dr. Brown is actively engaged on boards, commissions, and organizations focused on making a positive impact on communities and in higher education. He is engaged as either a board member or commissioner with organizations such as Teach for America ENC, the Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central North Carolina, the American Association of College and University Educators, and the American Association of Community Colleges Commission on Student Success. Dr. Brown holds two degrees from East Carolina University, a doctorate in education with a concentration in higher education leadership and a bachelor’s in communication.

He also holds a master’s in library science from North Carolina Central University and a certificate in Diversity in the Workplace from the University of South Florida.

Teresa (Terry) Brown, PhD

Terry Brown is Vice President for Academic Innovation and Transformation at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). She oversees a division that provides programming and services to help members fulfill their academic mission, primarily in the areas of civic engagement, international education, student success, and teacher education. She is an advocate for accessible, affordable public higher education.

In nearly twenty years of academic leadership, Brown has led colleges and universities in integrated and strategic academic and enrollment planning, aligning budget and space resources to academic priorities. As a first-generation college student, Brown is committed to student success and spearheaded several efforts to increase college completion.

Amy Chasteen, PhD

Dr. Amy Chasteen serves as a Professor of Sociology and Executive Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at the
University of Southern Mississippi. Dr. Chasteen received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of
Michigan and has been a USM faculty member since 1997. As a sociologist and an administrator, Dr.
Chasteen focuses on understanding generational differences, the power of culture and social change, and our
increasingly diverse educational and work environments.

As Executive Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Dr. Chasteen supports the work of the Provost and Senior
Vice President for Academic Affairs, serving as the Provost’s designee in his absence. She exercises
leadership in assigned areas of responsibility and assists the Provost with strategic initiatives across the
division of academic affairs. Dr. Chasteen has primary responsibility for faculty development, student success,
online learning initiatives, and overall enrollment management at the institution.

Marielena DeSanctis, PhD

Dr. Marielena DeSanctis commenced her tenure as the President of the Community College of Denver on January 15, 2021.

Dr. DeSanctis has served as Provost & Senior VP of Academic Affairs and Student Services, Central Campus President, Vice-President of Student Affairs, and as an adjunct instructor at Broward College. In the K-12 sector, Dr. DeSanctis has served as a teacher, High School Assistant Principal & Principal, and Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction for Broward County Public Schools. She also brings with her almost six years of experience as an engineer in private industry.

She has served as a committee member and leader of several professional organizations including her election to the position of State President of the Florida Association of School Administrators; Senate confirmation as a member of the Florida Education Practices Commission; and a Board member of the National Community College Hispanic Council. Dr. DeSanctis currently serves as a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Board on Higher Education and the Workforce; a member of Jobs for the Future Policy Trust Council; on the Workforce Development Committee of Downtown Denver Partnership; and as a Board Member of the Colorado Education Initiative. She is a graduate of the Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence, and Leadership Florida. She received the 2016 Hispanic Woman of Distinction among other honors.

Marie earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology; a master’s degree in Math Education from Nova Southeastern University; and an Ed.S. and Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Florida Atlantic University.

Marie is a Cuban American native of south Florida, fluent in Spanish, and a mother of two children – Conner (27), an engineer; and Allie (24), a second-year law student. She is married to Lance DeSanctis and lives in Bailey, Colorado.

Scott Furlong, PhD

Dr. Scott Furlong, SUNY Oswego’s Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, has 24+ years of higher education experience. He is a political scientist with a focus on American Government and Public Policy. He previously served as the Dean of the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (previously the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay for ten years with academic and administrative responsibility over a range of arts and sciences programs. Prior to becoming dean, he served as chair of the Department of Public and Environmental Affairs and as Co-Director of UWGB’s First Year Experience Program (FOCUS).

He has published extensively in the area of public and rulemaking policy. He has co-authored two books published by CQ Press/Sage: Public Policy: Politics, Analysis, and Alternatives (with Michael Kraft and recently published as a 6th edition), and Rulemaking: How Government Agencies Write Law and Make Policy (with Cornelius Kerwin and soon to be its 5th edition). He has taught courses in American Government and Politics, Public Policy, Regulatory Policy, Administrative Law, Public Management, and a first year seminar class. He is often asked to share his expertise on issues of government and politics by national, state, and local media. At SUNY Oswego, Dr. Furlong manages the Academic Affairs division ensuring the academic integrity of the various programs. This also includes a variety of offices that support the College’s academic and student success endeavors.

He earned his bachelor of arts degree in Government from St. Lawrence University in New York, and his Masters of Public Administration (MPA) and Ph.D. in Political Science from American University.

Grant Goold, EdD

Dr. Goold currently serves as the Program Director and Department Chair of EMS Education at American River College. Grant recently completed a 2-year assignment at the California Community College Chancellors Office in the Economic and Workforce Development division.

He also currently serves as Advisor to the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE). In addition to his academic duties, Dr. Goold has served for over 23 years as a publicly elected official in the Sacramento region. Dr. Goold has written several books related to public safety, leadership, and recently finished his latest textbook focusing on student success.

For more than 25 years, Dr. Goold has traveled around the world working with Aquatic and Hospitality professionals speaking and wide variety of leadership topics. Grant completed his Bachelor’s degree from California State University Sacramento, a Master’s in Public Administration from University of San Francisco and a Doctorate in Education from the University of San Francisco. Dr. Goold currently lives in Citrus Heights California with his wife of 35 years. They have 5 children and 5 grandchildren.

Pamela Scott Johnson, PhD

Pamela E. Scott-Johnson, Ph.D., C’82, is the Provost and Vice President of Spelman College. Dr. Scott-Johnson, formerly served as the provost and senior vice president of Academic Affairs at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey.  From 2016-2022, she served as the dean of the College of Natural and Social Sciences at the California State University Los Angeles. From 2013-2016, she served as the interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts. She is the former chairperson and professor of psychology and founding director of the Psychometrics Graduate Program at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland.

Dr. Scott-Johnson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and graduated magna cum laude from Spelman College in 1982, and a Master of Arts and Doctorate in Psychology and Neuroscience from Princeton University in 1984 and 1989, respectively. Dr. Scott-Johnson is a committed administrator, teacher, and scholar. Her role as an administrator has been to empower the educational enterprise through student-centered curricula and faculty-oriented research and pedagogy/andragogy. Dr. Scott-Johnson has published widely in professional journals and has been principal investigator for a large number of research and program development grants, totaling more than $6 million.

Her research interests include eating disorders, body image, and sensory systems, as well as preparing more minority students for the psychology pipeline. She has also had funding that allowed her to examine factors that contribute to the success of women in STEM fields and the academy. Her memberships include the American Psychological Association (Committee on Animal Research and Ethics (CARE); Divisions 1, 2, 5, & 8), Association of Heads of Psychology Departments (Board of Directors, 2007-2008), Project Kaleidoscope (National Advisory Board)/ Faculty for the 21st Century, Council of College of Arts and Sciences, and the American Association of Colleges and Universities. She chaired the Committee on Animal Research and Ethics (CARE).

In 2016, she was elected to the Board of Directors (BOD) of the American Psychological Association and was the liaison to the Membership Committee, the Finance Committee, the Committee on Divisions and APA Relations, the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Taskforce, the Ethics Committee, and Ethics Taskforce. She is an alumna of the Higher Education Resource Services (HERS), and the American Psychological Association Women’s Leadership Institute.