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Dr. Robert MacMillan

Dr. Bob MacMillan dressed in suit and tie
Professor of Special Education; Advisor for CEHS International Initiatives; BSU Faculty Athletic Representative to the NCAA
Hart Hall, Room 219

BS, MEd, Frostburg State College
MA, West Virginia University
EdD, University of Alabama

Dr. MacMillan has been at Bridgewater State since the fall of 1999. In 2018-2020, he served as chair of BSU’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. From 2002-2010, Dr. MacMillan served the department of Special Education as department chair (nine years) and as graduate coordinator (two years). At BSU, he teaches two courses, “Assessment”, both undergraduate and graduate sections. 

Dr. MacMillan has lived in eight states and the District of Columbia and has taught at four colleges/universities. He grew up in north central Pennsylvania, Williamsport, and at the beginning of 6th grade moved to Washington, DC. He went to middle school and high school in Rockville, Maryland. He went to a small state university, Frostburg State, and graduated as an elementary education and social studies major. Dr. MacMillan taught public school six years; first grade, fourth grade and elementary special education resource room in Mineral County, West Virginia and high school special education, resource and self-contained (students with specific learning disabilities (SLD) and intellectual/cognitive Impairments) in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. He is a licensed school counselor and school psychologist. 

After earning his doctorate at the University of Alabama (his M.A. at West Virginia University is in specific learning disabilities) Dr. MacMillan taught at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, and in the late 90s, at Penn State's graduate campus outside of Philadelphia. 

As the Faculty Fellow for International Initiatives, from 2004-2023, he coordinated the international student teaching program at BSU. The program has been hugely successful and exciting - students have the opportunity to go to seven sites throughout the world to do half of their BSU student teaching. Over 300 students (10% of BSU student teachers each term) have gone abroad for their student teaching. He now serves as Advisor for CEHS International Initiatives. 

Dr. MacMillan has served the university as BSU's faculty athletic representative (FAR) to the NCAA since 2016.