Bruce Marlowe, PhD


Bruce Marlowe, PhD        

Chair, Department of Education
Professor of Educational Psychology & Special Education

Office: 843-208-8378
Hargray 219 Bluffton, SC 29909
Bruce Marlowe, PhD

I am a Professor of Educational Psychology and Special Education and Chair of the Department of Education at the University of South Carolina Beaufort. Over the course of a 40-year career in education, I have worked as a high school English teacher, a special education teacher and a special Education consultant. I have served as an interim university dean, a coordinator of graduate education, and a Professor of Special Education and Educational Psychology.

I earned a BA in Philosophy at Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., in 1983 followed by an MA in Curriculum and Instruction in 1985 and a PhD in Educational Psychology and Evaluation in 1991, both at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. From 1989 to 1992, I received Post-Doctoral Training in Neuropsychological Evaluation with William R. Stixrud, PhD, & Associates in Silver Spring, Md., while serving as a Psychology Associate/Special Education Teacher.

I began my career in 1983 when I became a Special Education Teacher at The Center for Unique Learners in Rockville, Md. In 1985, I was appointed a Research and Teaching Assistant at The Catholic University of America while working during the same period as a Secondary English Teacher at The Chelsea School in Silver Spring, Md. In 1988, I entered private practice for a year as a Special Education Consultant in Silver Spring. In 1989, I became affiliated with Stixrud & Associates while also serving as an Adjunct Professor at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C.

In 1992, I relocated to Johnson, Vt., to become an Assistant Professor of Education at Johnson State College. In 2001, I was appointed Associate Professor of Educational Psychology and Special Education at Roger Williams University, Bristol, R.I. In 2005, the university appointed me full Professor.

I taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels at Johnson State College and Roger Williams University and in the graduate program at Gallaudet University. As an Interim Dean at Roger Williams University, I was the Chief Administrative Officer of the school. As such, I was responsible for faculty and program evaluation, budgeting, program accreditation, and strategic initiatives.

In 2016, I joined the USCB faculty as a Professor of Education and Chair of the Education Department.

I am the co-author of Creating and Sustaining the Constructivist Classroom (2005), and the co-editor of three additional books: Educational Psychology in Context (2006); The Wiley International Handbook of Educational Foundations (2019); and Educational Foundations: An Anthology of Critical Readings 4th Edition (2021). I am also the co-author of a six-part video series entitled, Creating the Constructivist Classroom, nine book chapters or forewords, and twenty periodicals or proceedings in academic publications. I have presented widely at conferences throughout the U.S. and in Canada, Finland, France, Italy, Germany, Malta, Japan, and Turkey

I teach Clinical Observation & Analysis, Introduction to the Exceptional Learner, Classroom Organization and Management, and Foundations of American Education.

  • Education
  • Teaching
  • Research & Professional Interests

PhD in Educational Psychology and Evaluation, 1991
The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.

MA in Curriculum and Instruction, 1985
The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.

BA in Philosophy, 1983
Union College, Schenectady, N.Y.

  • EDCI B100 - Clinical Observation & Analysis
  • EDCI B201 - Teacher Cadet II
  • EDCI B400 - Selected Topics in Education
  • EDCI B441 - Org Mgmt in Diverse Classroom
  • EDCI B442 - Org & Management in Secondary
  • EDEC B342 - Curriculum Plan and Dev in ECE
  • EDEX B300 - Intro Exceptional Learner
  • EDEX B301 - Intro to Exceptional Population
  • EDFO B321 - Foundations of American Edu
  • EDME B469 - Internship Secondary Math Edu
  • Special needs education and inclusion
  • Constructivist educational theory and practices
  • Educational foundations