Brescia Appoints New School of Education Chair

Brescia University is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Marlaine Chase, Ed.D., as the Chair of the School of Education. Dr. Chase joined Brescia University in August 2012 as an Associate Professor of Special Education and Elementary Education. While she takes on this leadership role in the School of Education, she will continue teaching some undergraduate education courses.

Dr. Chase received her Master of Arts in Special Education – Learning Disabled and Neurologically Impaired, from the University of Evansville and her Doctorate in Education in Special Education – Teacher Education and Early Childhood Special Education, from Illinois State University. She brings more than 40 years of classroom teaching, program development, and administration experience to the education faculty at Brescia University. She has taught at higher education institutions such as the University of Saint Francis, University of Southern Indiana, and the University of Evansville.

Sr. Cheryl Clemons, Academic Dean, says Dr. Chase has acclimated quickly to Brescia, “leading the faculty to complete our Kentucky re-accreditation self-study report in preparation for a Spring 2014 site visit.”

Brescia will hold a welcome reception for Dr. Chase on Wednesday, March 6 at 6:30 pm in the lobby of Administration building. Those interested in attending the reception and meeting Dr. Chase should RSVP with Mary Alice Wethington at [email protected].

For more information on Dr. Chase’s appointment as Chair of the School of Education, contact Sr. Cheryl Clemons at 270-686-4250 or [email protected].