AU names Dr. Mark Butler new dean of College of Education

June 23, 2017

Anderson University has named Dr. Mark Butler as the new dean of the College of Education. Butler began his duties on June 1.

Before joining the College of Education at Anderson University, Mark Butler was a faculty member in the School of Education’s Department of Curriculum Studies at Indiana University-Bloomington. He assumed that position in January 2016 after spending 5 years on the faculty at Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky.  At Asbury University, Mark served as Associate Dean of the School of Education, as well as the NCATE/CAEP coordinator.

 He completed his PhD at the University of Kentucky in the Department of Early Childhood, Rehabilitation Counseling, and Special Education.  

His areas of research focus on serving individuals diagnosed with high incidence disabilities in inclusive settings, including curriculum development in mathematics and examining high-leverage practices to support all students. In addition to being involved with the state and national level of the Council of Exceptional Children (CEC), he is currently a Board member elect for the American Council for Rural Special Education (ACRES) and with the Higher Education Consortium for Special Education (HECSE). 

Mark is married to Dr. Krissie Butler and together they have one daughter, Avery Elizabeth.