Marisa Macy, Ph.D.

Marisa Macy, Ph.D.

Marisa Macy, Ph.D.

Marisa Macy is a full professor in the College of Education at the University of Wyoming. She holds the John P. Ellbogen Foundation Professorship of Early Childhood Education. Macy has more than 25 years of experience as an educator. She started her career as a special education teacher in Washington, and she has served in teaching and research roles at a number of higher education institutions, including the University of Oregon, Penn State University, and the University of Texas, El Paso. Before coming to Wyoming, she was a lecturer in the School of Teacher Education at the University of Central Florida, and was principal investigator for statewide early childhood special education training and technical assistance for the Florida Department of Education.


Macy, a Seattle native, earned a bachelor's degree in English at the University of Washington and a post baccalaureate in K–12 special education from St. Martin’s College in Olympia, Washington. She received master's and doctorate degrees in special education with early childhood special education and early intervention from the University of Oregon. Macy completed the Certificate in Early Education Leadership from the Graduate School of Education at Harvard.


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