Dr. Glenda M. Prime has been named the new dean for the School of Education and Urban Studies at Morgan State University. She will succeed Dr. Patricia Welch, who served as the school’s dean for 29 years before retiring in December 2018.
Prior to her new role, Prime served as a full professor and the chair of the Department of Advanced Studies, Leadership and Policy at Morgan State. She has been at the university since 1999, and has served in several professorial and administrative positions, such as an associate professor and coordinator of graduate programs in mathematics and science education, according to a Morgan State release.
“Dr. Prime not only brings to the role of dean a wealth of experience and an intimate knowledge of what makes the School of Education and Urban Studies great, but also the respect of her peers and a shared vision for where the school should go in order to prepare the students of tomorrow,” said university president Dr. David Wilson.
“Urban learners within the K-20 spectrum face a myriad of challenges – some old, some new – that demand bold and innovative approaches to teacher preparation, research that seeks answers to some of the most persistent problems of outcomes disparity, and the formation of effective partnerships between higher education and the K-12 sector,” said Prime. “I am committed to unlocking the full potential of the faculty, staff and students of the School of Education and Urban Studies in the pursuit of these goals.”
Prime earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology and statistics, a master’s degree and a Ph.D. all from the University of the West Indies in St. Augustine, Trinidad.