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McEwen, Marylu K.



  • Existence: March 17, 1946 -

Biographical Information

Marylu McEwen is a prominent scholar in student development theory, working specifically in theories of student development for students of color. She also focuses on multiculturalism in student affairs and higher education. These research and teaching foci developed from an early emphasis on women’s issues and development in graduate school that later expanded to focus more broadly on diversity, multiculturalism and social justice. McEwen is currently an Associate Professor Emerita in the College of Education at the University of Maryland at College Park where she spent twenty-one years in the Department of Counseling and Personnel Services. Prior to her tenure at the University of Maryland, McEwen was a member of the faculty at Auburn University in the Counselor Education Program for twelve years.  McEwen earned both her Bachelor of Science (mathematics) and her doctorate (Counseling and Personnel Services) from Purdue University, in addition to her M.S.Ed. from Indiana University (College Student Personnel Administration).  While finishing her PhD, McEwen worked as an intern in the Office of the Dean of Women at Purdue. Upon receiving her doctorate in 1972, McEwen completed a two year term as the Assistant Dean of Women there. In addition to many publications and presentations over the course of her career, McEwen has placed an emphasis on the importance of mentorship and guidance of her students. She has also remained highly active in her field by maintaining membership in numerous professional organizations and honor societies, as well as accepting leadership positions in service to the university and professional associations.

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Betty Nelson papers, addition 08

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 20140515.3

Collection of Sandy Monroe retirement celebration records

 Unprocessed — Digital Folder: 2022-034 Collection of Sandy Monroe retirement celebration records
Identifier: 2022-034
Dates: August 30, 2021

Marylu McEwen cord skirt

 Unprocessed — Box: 1
Identifier: 20120113.2

Marylu McEwen papers, addition 01

 Unprocessed — Box: 1 document
Identifier: 20130423
Dates: February 4, 1970

Marylu McEwen papers, addition 02

 Unprocessed — Box: 1 folder
Identifier: 20130516

Marylu McEwen papers, addition 03

 Unprocessed — Box: Box 1
Identifier: 20131211

Marylu McEwen papers, addition 04

 Unprocessed — Box: Box 1
Identifier: 20140217

Marylu McEwen papers, addition 05

 Unprocessed — Box: 1
Identifier: 20140815.2

Marylu McEwen papers, addition 06

 Unprocessed — Box: Box 1
Identifier: 20150311.1
Dates: circa 1966 - 2014

Marylu McEwen papers

 Collection — Box: Box 1
Identifier: MSP 102
Abstract Typescripts, manuscripts, and published information pertaining to Helen Schleman and the Span Plan.
Dates: 1968-2002; Other: Majority of material found in 1968; Other: Date acquired: 09/12/2011

Marylu McEwen Sculpture Dedication materials honoring Betty Nelson, Sandra Monroe, and Linda Ewing

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSK 3
Overview These sculpture dedication materials capture information on how the sculpture came to be, why it exists, and whom it honors.
Dates: 2013 - 2014