Marjorie Horton is the former Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Education in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts at the University of Michigan. Earlier in her career she was a faculty member at the University of California, Santa Cruz, in the Department of Psychology. She has almost 25 years working as an educator and administrator in higher education, with a focus on fostering students’ personal, prosocial and intellectual curiosity, engagement, and development as global citizens. While at UM, Marjorie was a founding member of the Inclusive Campus Collaborative and the Islamophobia Working Group.
As Assistant Dean, among her responsibilities was oversight for the English Language Institute and the College’s residential learning communities, including for the development of the Global Scholars Program, the Health Sciences Scholars Program, and the Michigan Community Scholars Program, and the reinvention of the Lloyd Scholars for Writing and the Arts Program. She also partnered with the Residential College and College of LSA leadership on the major renovation of East Quad. As a child, Marjorie lived with her family in Germany for three years. She considers the year she attended the local German middle school as an ‘international student’ as the most enthralling and formative year of her childhood.