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Donna M. Gollnick Education Consultant

Donna M. Gollnick is the finance manager for the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) and is the public member on the Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Previously, she was the Chief Academic Officer at the TEACH-NOW Graduate School of Education (now Moreland University), an online teacher education program in Washington, DC, that prepares teachers around the world. Dr. Gollnick worked in non-profit associations of teacher educators as the senior vice president for accreditation at the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and director of professional development at the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE). She began her teaching career immediately after receiving her bachelor’s degree in Carmel and then, South Bend, Indiana. She is coauthor with Philip Chinn of Multicultural Education in a Pluralistic Society, which is in its 12th edition, and is a coauthor of the textbook Introduction to the Foundations of American Education, in its 17th edition. Dr. Gollnick is a past president of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME). She has been recognized as a Distinguished Alumna by the School of Family and Consumer Sciences at Purdue University and the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California. AACTE honored her as an “Advocate for Justice” in 1998.