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Mark D. Butler

Dean of the College of Education

Bachelor of Arts, Asbury University
Master of Arts, Asbury University, Education, Learning and Behavior Disorders, P-12
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Kentucky\u200b, Special Education, Learning and Behavior Disorders
Phone Number:
(864) 231-2142

Before joining the College of Education, Dr. Mark Butler was a faculty member at Indiana University-Bloomington, in the School of Education’s Department of Curriculum Studies. He assumed that position in January 2016 after spending five years on the faculty at Asbury University. At Asbury, Dr. Butler served as Associate Dean of the School of Education, as well as the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation coordinator. He completed his PhD at the University of Kentucky in the Department of Early Childhood, Rehabilitation Counseling, and Special Education.

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