McDaniel College Announces New Graduate Program Coordinators
Westminster, MD
10/30/2019 01:18 PM

WESTMINSTER, Md. – McDaniel College announces three new coordinators in the master’s degree programs have recently joined the college. Tracey Lucas and Margaret Pfaff have joined McDaniel as coordinators in the master’s degree programs, while Kevin McIntyre serves as a new coordinator as well as continues his role as a professor of economics at the college. 


Tracey Lucas of Walkersville, Md., joins McDaniel College as coordinator of the master’s degree program in teaching. She also serves as a lecturer in the program. Lucas has served three decades in public education as well as more than 10 years as an adjunct professor at McDaniel and Hood colleges.  


Lucas started her education career as a secondary education teacher at Frederick County. She also held positions of assistant principal, principal, director, and most recently as an executive director of school administration and leadership development at Frederick County Public Schools in Frederick, Md. Lucas graduated from Grove City College in Grove City, Pa., in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in secondary education, specializing in English and communication. She earned a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction in 1999 from Hood College in Frederick, Md. In 2005, Lucas obtained a certificate in educational leadership from Hood College. 


Kevin McIntyre of Westminster, Md., joins McDaniel College as coordinator of the master’s degree program in data analytics. He also continues in his role as a professor of economics at McDaniel. McIntyre has spent 20 years as McDaniel College as an assistant professor, associate professor, and most recently as a professor of economics. He has taught several courses at McDaniel, ranging from introductory economic classes to the in-depth histories of American and European economic systems. 


McIntyre graduated from Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and economics. He earned a master’s degree in economics in 1995 and his doctorate degree in economics in 1998 at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. He also attended the London School of Economics and the Institute of European Studies in 1993. 


Margaret Pfaff of Millers, Md., joins McDaniel College as coordinator of the master’s degree program in curriculum and instruction. She is a 1994 alumna of the college. Pfaff has 48 years of public education experience as well as nearly two decades as an adjunct professor at McDaniel College.  


In 1971, Pfaff started as a reading resource teacher at Norrisville Elementary School in Harford County, Maryland. Her teaching experience continued in San Mateo, Calif., Fresno, Calif., and Carroll County Public Schools. She graduated from Towson University in Towson, Md., in 1971 with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. Pfaff earned a reading specialist certificate from Towson University in 1975 before obtaining her master’s degree in school administration at McDaniel College in 1994. She obtained her doctorate degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of Maryland College Park in 1999. 


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McDaniel College, founded in 1867 and nationally recognized as one of 40 “Colleges That Change Lives,” is a four-year, independent college of the liberal arts and sciences offering more than 70 undergraduate programs of study, including dual and student-designed majors, plus 25 highly regarded graduate programs. Its personalized, interdisciplinary, global curriculum and student-faculty collaboration develop the unique potential in every student. A diverse, student-centered community of 1,600 undergraduates and 1,400 graduate students, McDaniel offers access to the resources of Baltimore and Washington, D.C., and is the only American college?with a European campus in Budapest, Hungary.  
Vanessa Sanders
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