Dr. Ellen Skilton, professor of Education, has been appointed the inaugural Faculty Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Mentorship (CTLM) at Arcadia University, effective June 1. Dr. Skilton will be responsible for assembling a team of faculty, staff, and student partners to support Arcadia’s innovative pedagogies and adaptive strategies and deliver transformative learning experiences.
Serving on the Arcadia faculty since 2004, Dr. Skilton brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the position. Through administrative positions such as chair of the Undergraduate Academic Program Committee, director of Global Connections, department chair in the School of Education, and current chair of the Academics Committee, Dr. Skilton has had tremendous success as a collaborator, leader, and mentor across departments with both faculty and staff. As an applied linguist and educational anthropologist, her ongoing scholarship focuses on asset-based policies, practices, and pedagogies for linguistically, culturally, academically, and racially diverse students. Her recent research as the University’s first Rosemary and Walter Blankley Endowed Chair in Education (2014-2017) incorporated theater arts and poetry in non-theater and non-humanities courses as tools to reflect on local/global interconnections, interdependence, and inequities.
Dr. Skilton earned a Ph.D. with distinction and an M.S. from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from Earlham College in Indiana.