Lycoming College education professor selected as Fulbright specialist

Lycoming College education professor selected as Fulbright specialist

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Dr. Marisa Macy, assistant professor of education at Lycoming College, has been selected to serve as an international expert in the Fulbright Specialist Program.

The program awards grants to qualified U.S. faculty and professionals in select disciplines to engage in short-term collaborative two- to six-week projects at higher education institutions in more than 100 countries worldwide.

Macy will serve as a Fulbright international specialist in early childhood special education. For the next five years, she will offer her expertise, particularly in assessment, to other countries in need of assistance.

Macy has published articles in TEACHING Exceptional Children, Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, Journal of Early Intensive Behavior Intervention, Early Child Development and Care, Young Exceptional Children, and the Journal of Early Intervention. She has received grants for both research and personnel preparation, and a fellowship at the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. Her awards for research on assessment include one from the American Education Research Association.

Macy earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Washington and both her master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Oregon.

Founded in 1812 and celebrating its bicentennial during the 2011-12 academic year, Lycoming College is a national liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. It offers 35 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News and World Report. Located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation.

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