Caryn McTighe Musil

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Title: Senior Director of Civic Learning and Democracy Initiatives
Company: Association of American Colleges and Universities
Location: Bethesda, Maryland, United States

Caryn Musil, Senior Director of Civic Learning and Democracy Initiatives at the Association of American Colleges and Universities, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in education and educational administration.

Dr. Musil studied at Duke University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English in 1966, and continued her education at Northwestern University. She earned a Master of Arts in English in 1967, and took a position as an instructor for Wright Junior College in Chicago, before starting as an associate professor at La Salle University in 1971. Dr. Musil earned a PhD from Northwestern University in 1974 and served as the executive director for the National Women’s Studies Association from 1984 to 1991. In 1991, she became a senior fellow with the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), rising to the rank of senior research associate in 1992. In 1998, she became the senior vice president of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Global Initiatives at AAC&U, where she worked for more than a decade, until 2012.

In 2013, Dr. Musil became the senior director of Civic Learning and Democracy Initiatives at AAC&U, a position she holds to this day. She has served a variety of organizations over the course of her career, including acting as a visiting professor to George Washington University in 1991, serving as a member of the advisory board for the Washington Center for Multiculturalism in America in 1994, and working as a consultant to the Ford Foundation from 1992 to 1996. She served as an editor for “The Courage to Question: Women’s Studies and Student Learning” and “Students at the Center: Feminist Assessment” in 1992, co-authored “To Form a Perfect Union: Congress Diversity Initiatives” in 1998, and authored “Assessing Global Learning: Matching Good Intentions With Good Practice” in 2006. As a testament to her success and stature as an educator, researcher, and administrator, Dr. Musil was featured in the 19th edition of Who’s Who of American Women.

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