School of Health, Science and Wellness gets New Dean

Karen Benn Marshall Ph.D., has been appointed dean of the School of Health Professions, Science and Wellness at Washington Adventist University (WAU).KEV_07712edited_scaled

“It is a privilege to be given the opportunity to work at a Seventh-day Adventist institution where I can openly share my faith,” said Marshall. “I look forward to working in an environment where students are prepared for wider and more meaningful service.”

Prior to her WAU appointment, Marshall served as professor of the Department of Biology at Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus.  She has also taught at Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama.

Marshall received her Ph.D.in Education from Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. Her research interests include: attitudes toward science and achievement in science, informal science education and achievement in science among African American students. She has researched, published and lectured extensively on education, science and human anatomy and is the author of works such as "The Assessment of Virtual Reality for Human Anatomy Instruction" (1994) and the "Handbook of College Science Teaching" (2008).