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Carolan, Marsha T.
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Office: 517-432-3327
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Michigan State University
13B Human Ecology Bldg.
Circle Drive
East Lansing, MI 48823

University Profile

Program involvement
Family and Community Services Online Master's - Instructor


Marsha Carolan, associate professor at Michigan State University, earned her doctorate from Virginia Tech. She has taught and written in the area of diversity, with a particular focus on the impact of diversity on health and health disparities.  She is a licensed family therapist and American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy supervisor and currently holds the position of clinic director for the training clinic of the AAMFT-accredited program for couple and family therapy.

She recently developed and implemented a program with her doctoral students and colleagues for interpersonal violence and conflict in couple relationships. She is a Lilly Teaching Fellow, received the teacher-scholar award early in her career, and she recently was nominated for the college teaching award. 


Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies, Virginia Tech, 1995
M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Connecticut, 1988
M.A. in Sociodrama, University of Connecticut, 1985
B.A. in English/Theatre, Western Connecticut State University, 1972